Windows 2012 Environment Setup - Server Roles
Visual KPI requires some Windows environment features, like MS IIS and .NET Runtime to be activated (technical details can be found at the Transpara website).
In this section, we describe how to setup the environment correctly for Windows 2012 Server.
Log in to Windows with an administrative account and start the Server Manager, usually found in the taskbar and/or the Windows Start screen.
In Server Manager go to the Manage→Add Roles and Features to start the wizard.
In the Wizard skip the Before you begin page in case it is shown, and select the Role-based or feature-based installation on the Select installation type page and click Next.
On the Select destination server page select the server you want to install to and click Next.
In the Select server roles page check the Application Server and Web Server (IIS) options.
You might see a popup about required features for the Web Server role, like shown below.
Click Add Features, and then Next on the wizard page. On the select features page, select ASP.NET 4.5. Also select HTTP Activation and TCP Activation below the WCF Services sub option.
You might see another popup about required features for the HTTP Activation feature, like shown below.
Click Add Features, and then Next on the wizard page. Click Next again on the Application Sever page and check the Web Server (IIS) Support option on the Select role services page.
You might see another popup about required features for the* Web Server (IIS) Support* feature, like shown below.
Click Add Features, and then Next on the wizard page. Click Next again on the Web Sever Role (IIS) page and Next again on the Select Role Services page. Then click Install on the Confirm installation selections page.
|If your windows installation does not have the roles/feature packages residing locally on the host, you might have to change the source path in order to add roles/features.
The Installation progress page is displayed. Click Close once the installation is finished.
Windows 2012 Server is now prepared for the Installation of Visual KPI.