Now that the application files are copied to their final location, the IIS webserver needs to be configured to recognize these files as web application. Follow the steps below.
|1.||In IIS create a virtual subdirectory for SSP, by right-clicking on “Default Web Site”, and select “Add Virtual Directory…”.|
The “Alias” is the name that you choose, that will be part of the URL of the SMT-X SSP7 web application. Preferably, the alias would be called “SSP”. The “Physical Path“ should point to the installation folder (e.g. D:\APPS\SMT-X) specified in the chapter "SSP 7 Installation".
|2.||Now create 6 web applications within the new virtual directory. The folders Common, Forms, Webstore, KM, Workflow and Ticketing or already displayed, but need to be transformed into web applications. This can be done by right-clicking on each of the 6 folders and open the properties. Within the properties screen, select Create. In case you are using IIS 7, the create application option is already in the popup menu.|
|3.||The static folder within SMT-X\Common is shared across all applications in order to reuse stylesheet settings and images. Create a virtual directory for SMT-X, by right-clicking on “Default Web Site”, and select “Add Virtual Directory…” |
The “Alias” is the name that you choose, that will be part of the URL of the SMT-X SSP7 web application. Preferably, the alias would be called “SMT-X”. The “Physical Path“ should point to the “SMT-X/RootWeb” directory (a directory containing index.htm).
|4.||Make sure the default document list of the virtual directory contains "index.htm".|
|5.||The result would be something similar to this:|
|6.||IIS7: When changing the Application Pool (Actions - Advanced Settings), make sure the selected Application Pool is set to use .Net Framework 2.0 or 4.0+ for SSP7. It's a common practice to install the SSP7 web applications together in a separate application pool, to isolate it from the default application pool.|
|7.||IIS7: The installation comes with a 32 bit Oracle DLL. Make sure the Application pool has 32-bit application support enabled. That setting can be found under the advanced settings of the application pool. If you want to use the 64 bit oracle drivers, please put the "enable 32-Bit Applications" to false.|
|8.||IIS6: The SMT-X web applications must be configured to run in the ASP.net 2.0 or 4.0+ for SSP7 Framework (Properties – Asp.Net). Please also make sure that the selected Application Pool only contains .Net Framework 2.0 or 4.0+ for SSP7 applications.|