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How to Configure IIS for Web Thin Clients and Secure Viewer in InduSoft Web Studio

If you want to host Web Thin Clients or Secure Viewer using IIS 7 in InduSoft Web Studio HMI software, then you need to configure IIS to host your project files and modify the Windows folder-level security of your project folder in order to grant IIS read access to your project files.

How to Begin

Begin by configuring IIS to host your project files as outlined in the follow steps:

1)      Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager in InduSoft Web Studio.  You should see something similar to this,

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2)      Expand the navigation tree in the Connections frame as shown below and click on Default Web Site that will host the InduSoft project.

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3)      Click the link called Basic Settings… in the Actions frame.  You should see something similar to this,

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Change the field called Physical path to be the full Windows folder path of your project folder as shown in the example below.

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Click on the button called Ok to close the Edit Site dialog.

4)      Click on Default Web Site in the Connections frame of the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.  Next, click on the icon called MIME Types.  Finally, click the link called Open Feature in the Actions Frame.  You should see something similar to this,

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5)      Click the link called Add… in the Actions frame.

Change the field called File name extension to .app and the field called MIME type to application/studio as shown below.

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Click on the button called Ok.  Repeat for all the file name extensions required by InduSoft Web Studio: .app, .bin, .csv, .gis, .html, .ico, .ini, .lst, .scc, .scr, .sg, .stmp, .tra, .trn, and .txt.

Note: MIME types might already exist for some of the file name extensions required by InduSoft Web Studio.  If so, then please use what has already been configured.  Do not change any existing MIME types.

6)      Click on Default Web Site in the Connections frame of the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and click the link called Restart in the Manage Website frame to restart the web site.

Modify the Windows Folder-Level Security

After you configure IIS to host your project files, you must modify the Windows folder-level security of your project folder to grant IIS read access as outlined in the follow steps.

1)      Open Windows File Explorer and navigate to the parent folder of your project folder.  In the example below, the project folder is called My Project stored in the default InduSoft Web Studio v7.1 Projects folder of the Documents folder.

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2)      Right-click on your project folder and click Properties.  You should see something similar to this,

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3)      Click the tab called Security.  You should see something similar to this,

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4)      Click the button called Edit…  You should see something similar to this,

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5)      Click the button called Add…  You should see something similar to this,

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6)      If the contents of the field called From this location is your computer name, then skip to step 7.  Otherwise, click the button called Locations…  You should see something similar to this,

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The default location will normally be your Windows domain.  Select your computer name .

Click on the button called Ok to close the Locations dialog.

7)      In the field called Enter the object names to select enter IUSR and IIS_IUSRS separating each by a semicolon as shown below.

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Click on the button called Ok to close the Select Users, Computers, Service Accounts, or Groups dialog.

8)      Verify that the two built-in security principles called IUSR and IIS_IUSRS have been added to the folder permissions as shown below.

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Click on the button called Ok to close the folder Permissions dialog.

9)      Click on the button called Ok to close the folder Properties dialog.

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