Last updated on October 09, 2017

Configuring Windows Server for SmartHub ASE

This article provides the instructions to configure your Windows Server for a SmartHub ASE deployment.

The goal is to configure the Windows Server settings as summarized in the table below:

Roles Features Local Security Policy
Web Server (IIS), IIS Role Services Remote Server Administration Tools, Role Administration Tools, Web Server (IIS) Tools Account Policies, Password Policy, Password must meet complexity requirements = Disabled, Maximum password age = 0
ASP.Net Windows Process Activation Service, Process Model.Net Environment, Configuration APIs  
.Net extensibility, ASP, CGI, ISAPI Extensions, ISAPI Filters .Net Framework 3.5.1 Features, .Net Framework 3.5.1, WCF Activation, HTTP Activation, Non-HTTP Activation  

Adding the Web Server (IIS) Role

Windows Server 2012

  1. Add the Web Server (IIS) role to your server by following the Installing IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 instruction guide.


  2. Ensure the following Server Roles services are installed:

    • Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Application Development

      • .Net Extensibility 3.5
      • .Net Extensibility 4.5
      • ASP
      • ASP.NET 3.5
      • ASP.NET 4.5
      • CGI
      • ISAPI Extensions
      • ISAPI Filters
      • Server Side Includes


  3. Ensure the following Server Features are installed:

    • .Net Framework 3.5 Features

      • Non-HTTP Activation


    • .Net Framework 4.5 Features

      • WCF Services


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    • Remote Server Administration Tools

      • Role Administration Tools


    • Windows Process Activation Service

      • Process Model

      • .Net Enviroment 3.5

      • Configuration APIs

Configuring Windows Security Policies

  1. Configure the Password Policy settings to ensure passwords do not expire, by following the ‘To configure a setting for your local computer’ instructions in the How to Configure Security Policy Settings here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn135243(v=ws.10).aspx

  2. Set the ‘Maximum password age’ policy value to “0” days in the ‘Password will not expire’ field.