Installation on Windows IIS Server

The following instructions describe how to install the Activation Server on a Windows IIS server.

To Install Activation Server on a Windows IIS7/7.5/8/8.5 Server

1.       From your ElecKey folder below, upload all files to a folder on your server.

\ACTIVATIONSERVER\PRECOMPILEDWEB\MANAGER

2.       Set the \Database folder as a shared folder, and set the permissions to allow Modify.

3.       From the Control Panel, select Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

4.       In the Connections pane, right-click the Sites node in the tree, and then click Add Web Site.

5.       In the Add Web Site dialog box, type a friendly name for your Web site in the Web site name edit box.

6.       In the Physical path edit box, type the physical path of your website folder (e.g. C:\ActivationServer), or click the Browse button to select the folder. Then, click OK.

7.       To start the web site, right-click on the web site name, and then click the Manage Web Site/Start.

8.       You can now test the Activation Server. Open a web browser and enter the URL:

http://yourhostname/activationmanager.aspx.

To Install Activation Server on a Windows IIS 6 or Older

1.       From your ElecKey folder below, upload all files to a folder on your server.

\ACTIVATIONSERVER\PRECOMPILEDWEB\MANAGER

Then, place them to a local path of your server (e.g. C:\ActivationServer).

2.       Set the \Database folder as a shared folder, and set the permissions to allow Modify.

3.       From the Control Panel, select Administrative Tools > Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

4.       Right-click on the Default Web Site, and then select New > Virtual Directory.

5.       The Virtual Directory Creation Wizard appears. Click the Next button.

6.       In the Alias edit box, enter your virtual directory alias (e.g. ActivationServer). Click the Next button.

7.       In the Directory edit box, enter the path where the Activation Server files are placed (e.g. C:\ActivationServer). Click the Next button.

8.       Set the virtual directory to allow the following permissions: Read, Run scripts (such as ASP). Click the Next button, and then click the Finish button.

9.       You can now test the Activation Server. Open a web browser and enter the URL:

http://yourhostname /activationmanager.aspx.

See Also

         Configuring Activation Server Settings

         Installation on Shared Hosting Server

         Installation on Winhost

         Installation on Dailyrazor