During installation, HighGear automatically configures IIS using the IIS6 metabase. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, IIS was updated to version 7, which includes some major changes to the way that applications are installed. In order to install applications like HighGear that access the IIS Metabase directly, you must enable the optional IIS 6 compatibilty components on your server. Additionally, the default server configuration for IIS 7 does not enable the ASP.NET server components that HighGear and other dynamic .NET applications require.

This article explains how to enable the IIS 6 compatibility components and the required ASP.NET server components, and how to install and configure HighGear task manager software once that is completed.

Step 1: Install IIS 6 Compatibility and ASP.NET Server Components
  • Open the Programs and Features control panel
  • Click the Turn Windows Features on or off link
  • In the list of features, expand the Internet Information Services section, and then the Web Management Tools section
  • In the IIS 6 Management Compatibility section, check the boxes next to these two components:
    • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
    • IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
  • Next, expand the World Wide Web Services section
  • In the Application Development Features section, check the following components:
    • .NET Extensibility
    • ASP.NET
    • ISAPI Extensions
    •   ISAPI Filters
  • In the Common HTTP Features section, check the following components:
    • Default Document
    • HTTP Errors
    • Static Content
  • Click Ok, and close the Programs and Features window
Step 2: Install HighGear Software
Step 3: Test your HighGear application
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