Step 1 - Picking the Web server

The first step in configuring Web Connection is to pick the Web server to run on. This choice is very important as it will determine how to configure the server as well copying the appropriate files.

Make sure IIS is installed

If you're using IIS, please make sure IIS is installed and configured before you run the setup program. For more info see the IIS Configuration topic.

IIS Express Standalone Server

If you can't or don't want to run a full version of IIS for development, we recommend you download and install IIS Express, which is a small, standalone version of IIS that can be downloaded and installed locally. IIS Express runs from the command line on demand only, runs on any Windows OS from XP forward and requires no administrative privileges to run.

Once you're sure your Web Server is installed you can run the Setup program.

  • DO SETUP.exe (from Explorer)

This brings up three step Wizard:

The first page lets you select your Web server to use.

We design and test Web Connection on the IIS Web Server and so that's the recommended environment, but Web Connection also works with IIS Express and Apache for Windows.

Non-default IIS Web Sites

If you're installing to full IIS, you can optionally choose the Web Site to install to. By default the 'Default Web Site' is used, but you can pick from the drop down to select to install on any of the sites available on your machine:


Step 2 - Web Virtual Path and Sample Configuration


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