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FMSA10 on Windows Server 2008 R2 - Web Server Will Not Configure

Question asked by SteveBennett on Oct 18, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2010 by HopeD

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FMSA10 on Windows Server 2008 R2 - Web Server Will Not Configure

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Just trying to walk this through by writing it and so I can try to figure out why the deployment assistant fails when trying to configure IIS web publishing on Windows Server 2008 R2.

I have also documented some of the settings with screen shots for verification but you might need to use the slide show option to see any details:


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IT set up the server with the following:
Windows Server 2008 R2 running under VMWARE ESXI
 
Edited to add that this is the Standard Edition for Windows Server 2008 R2 

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I installed:
FileMaker Server Advanced: 10.0.2.206 (Single Machine Deployment)
Java 6 update 7: 1.6.0.70 (I understand there are problems with newer and older version of Java)
Bonjour: 1.0.105

IIS7:
- localhost is working
- Anonymous Authentication is enabled and all other authentication methods were never added.
- Anonymous user identity: IUSR (default setting)
- ISAPI filters and ISAPI extensions were added
- 32-bit compatibility enabled in Application Pool Defaults
- Default web page set to use Port 591


FireWall has been tried both On and OFF:
- Ports: 591, 5003, 16000, 16001, 16016 and 16018 are open under Inbound and Outbound Rules.

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Install goes fine and I am able to launch the Admin Console via http://localhost:16000/

The deployment assistant launches and I select:

- Enable ODBC/JDBC
- Enable Web Publishing
- Enable XML
- Enable XSLT
- Enable Instant Web Publishing
- Enable PHP and Install supported version of PHP5

- Select Single Machine Deployment
- IIS is found but initial web server test fails
- Set Server IP Address and Port 591 and web server test passes
***At this point if I click the option to "Skip this step and configure later" the FileMaker server installs correctly and runs fine with web publishing but Web Server is not configured and PHP is OFF.
- Deployment summary comes up and I click Finish but the deployment assistant never completes the process even if I let it run for hours.

- Using the Task Manager to End "Deploying FileMaker Server 10" I get the error:
"Java(tm) Platform SE binary is not responding"

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If I do not include web publishing when configuring the server with the deployment assistant then FMSA installs fine and I can access databases with FileMaker client.

If I include web publishing BUT skip the step to configure IIS then FMSA installs fine and I can access databases with FileMaker client and the Web Publishing Engine gets installed and IWP/XML/XSLT are ON in the Server Overview but Web Server is not configured and PHP is OFF.

If I try to add any web publishing components and try to configure the IIS server settings then the deployment assistant fails to complete the process.

I have removed FMSA and the FileMaker Server Folder and tried several reinstalls using different web publishing options in the deployment assistant but it never completes the deployment process. I have even downloaded the FMSA Installer again to make sure it was good

I do not have any other PC's to test on so I installed Windows Server 2008 R2 on my Mac using VMWare Fusion and I have the same issue with the Deployment Assistant when trying to install web publishing and configure the web server.

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Not sure if it is IIS, FMSA or Java that is the problem?

Any thoughts would be appreciated,

Steve

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