For WebAccess Project Node software to run on Windows Server 2008, install IIS on your project node first, with the following IIS features turned enabled, before installing WebAccess Node.
Enable IIS (Internet Information Service) before installing Project Node software!
IIS is the “web server” in Windows. IIS must be enabled before installing the Project Node software to allow WebAccess files to be installed properly.
IIS is disabled by default in Windows Server 2008. For those of you who wish to use WebAccess Project Node on Windows Server 2008, please enable IIS on your project nodes first with following IIS features turned on before installing WebAccess Project Node software.
To enable IIS in Windows Server 2008 Standard edition:
1. Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features
2. On the left Side Bar select “Turn Windows features on or off”.
3. Wait for Server Roles dialog box to open and fill, then expand “Internet Information Services”.
4. Select Roles.
5. Select Add Roles.
6. Wait for the Add Roles Wizard to open.
7. Select Server Roles.
8. Select Web Server (IIS).
9. You may get a dialog box requesting your add additional features. Select Add Required Features.
10. In the Add Roles Wizard, check the following features in IIS:
11. Select Install.
In case the above JPEG images does not appear in this, the typical settings for IIS in Server 2008 for use with WebAccess on the Project Node as tested are:
Common http Features - ON
Static Content - ON
Default Document - ON
Directory Browsing - ON
Http Errors - ON
Http Redirection - ON
Application Development Features
ASP.NET - OFF
.NET Extensibility - ON
CGI - OFF
IASPI Extensions - ON
IASPI Filters - OFF
Server Side Includes - ON
Health and Diagnostics
HTTP Logging - ON
Logging Tools - OFF
Request Monitoring - ON
Tracing - OFF
Custom Logging - OFF
ODBC Logging - OFF
Security - ON
Basic Authentication - OFF
Client Certificate Mapping Authentication - OFF
Digest Authentication - OFF
IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication - OFF
IP Security - OFF
Request Filtering - ON
URL Authorization - OFF
Windows Authentication (optional ON, usually OFF)
Performance Features – ON
Static Content Compression – ON
Dynamic Content Compression (optional ON, usually OFF)
Web Management Tools – ON
IIS Management Console – ON
IIS Management Scripts and Tools – OFF
IIS Management Service – OFF
IIS 6 Management Compatibility - ON
IIS Meta base compatibility – ON
IIS 6 WMI Compatibility – OFF
IIS 6 Scripting Tools – OFF
IIS 6 Management Console – ON
FTP Publishing Service – OFF (optionally ON, not needed and is security risk)
11. Select Install.
You will get this error if you installed WebAccess Project Node software before enabling IIS or without the required options in IIS enabled. Ensure all the IIS options are enabled as described above and then reinstall Project Node or Project and SCADA node software.