This section provides information on installing the required ASP.NET, IIS, and .NET Framework software components. Because the packaging and distribution of these software components varies among different versions of the supported Windows Server platforms, procedures slightly. Use the indicated order of installation and setup.
These procedures apply to Windows Server 2012 R2 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2012 (64-bit) systems. Differences, where applicable, are called out inline.
Use the Local User Administrator (LUA) account to log in to your intended PlateSpin Server host, then add the Web Server (IIS) role (Server Manager > Add Roles and Features Wizard > Server Roles) along with its nested role services and their sub-roles:
Web Server (IIS) (25 of 43 installed)
Web Server (19 of 34 installed)
Common HTTP Features (4 of 6 installed)
Health and Diagnostics (2 of 6 installed)
Performance (1 of 2 installed)
Static Content Compression
Security (5 of 9 installed)
IP and Domain Restrictions
Application Development (7 of 11 installed)
.NET Extensibility 3.5
.NET Extensibility 4.5
Management Tools (6 of 7 installed)
IIS Management Console
IIS 6 Management Compatibility
IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
IIS 6 Management Console
IIS 6 Scripting Tools
IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
IIS Management Scripts and Tools
Add (Server Manager > Add Roles and Features Wizard > Features) the required features:
.NET Framework 3.5 Features (all)
NET Framework 4.5 Features (all)
Windows Process Activation Service (all)
XPS Viewer (all)
On all 64-bit hosts (Windows Server 2012 x64 and Windows Server 2012 R2), ensure that IIS is configured to run in 32-bit mode. See Knowledgebase Article 7920915.
These procedures apply to Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) and Windows Server 2008 R2 systems. Differences, where applicable, are called out inline.
Use the Local User Administrator (LUA) account to log in to your intended PlateSpin Server host, then add theRole along with the following role services and their sub-roles ( > > ):
(Conditional, Windows Server 2008 only) Download and install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.
Add thesealong with all sub-items ( > > ):
along with its and sub-items.
Download and install the Microsoft .NET Framework 4 package.
On 64-bit hosts (Windows Server 2008 x64 and Windows Server 2008 R2), ensure that IIS is configured to run in 32-bit mode. See Knowledgebase Article 7920915.
PlateSpin Protect supports data encryption algorithms that are compliant with FIPS (Federal Information Processing Standards, Publication 140-2).
If compliance with FIPS is required, it must be enabled on the intended PlateSpin Server host prior to the installation of the PlateSpin Server. This is because PlateSpin Protect runs in FIPS-compliant mode only if it detects that its host operating system is running in FIPS-compliant mode.
NOTE:FIPS-compliant mode has a performance impact and might slow down the data transfer rate up to 30%.
To enable FIPS-compliant algorithms:
Enable FIPS-compliant algorithms in the security options of your PlateSpin Server host’s local security policies:
Run secpol.msc and browse to .
Enable thesecurity option.
Configure ASP.NET for FIPS support:
Access the machine.config file located in the following directory of your PlateSpin Server host:
Add the following under the <system.web> element:
<machineKey validationKey="AutoGenerate,IsolateApps" decryptionKey="AutoGenerate,IsolateApps" validation="3DES" decryption="3DES"/>
Save the machine.config file.