Windows 2016 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 2016 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:

Add Server Roles
Figure 1. Add Server Roles

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.

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Installation Type
Figure 2. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Installation Type

On the Select destination server page select the server you want to install to and click Next

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Destination Server
Figure 3. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Destination Server

In the Select server roles page check theWeb Server (IIS) option. A pop-up might appear asking to "Add features that are required for Web Server (IIS)?". Click Add Features and then Next on the Wizard page.

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Server Roles
Figure 4. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Server Roles

On the select features page, select ASP.NET 4.6 and under WCF Services select HTTP Activation and TCP Activation. Click Add Features if any 'Add Roles and Features pop-ups' appear. click Next in the Wizard Page to move to the Role Services step.

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Features
Figure 5. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Features

In the role services, select the features in "Common HTTP Features" and "Health and Diagnostics" shown in the screenshot below:

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 1
Figure 6. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 1

Scroll down in the Select role services to Security and select "Request Filtering" and "Basic Authentication".

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 2
Figure 7. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 2

Scroll down in the Select role services to Management Tools and select all the features shown in the screenshot below then click Next:

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 3
Figure 8. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Select Role Services 3

Click Install on the Corfirm installation selections page. The installation progress is monitored on the Installation progress page. Click Close when the installation is complete.

Server 2016 Wizard Step - Installation Progress
Figure 9. Server 2016 Wizard Step - Installation Progress

Windows 2012 Server is now prepared for the Installation of Visual KPI.