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Configure IIS webserver roles and features

For reasons of performance and scalability, it was necessary to move IIS to a server other than the BizTalk Server. The webservice to be hosted on IIS was responsible for sending messages to msmq. In that way a decoupled architecture was create with BizTalk reading from msmq.

The server was already installed with Windows Server 2012R2, IIS 8.5 and .Net Framework 4.5. What I needed to do, is configure the Windows Server roles and features. Start the Server Management. Choose add roles and features.

Windows Server roles:

  • Application Server
    • .Net Framework 4.5
    • Distributed Transactions
      • All except WS-Atomic Transactions
    • TCP Port Sharing
    • Windows Process Activation Support
      • Http Activation
      • TCP Activation
  • File and Storage Services
    • Storage Services
  • WebServer
    • WebServer
      • Common Http Features
        • All except Http Redirection and WebDav Publishing
      • Health and Diagnostics
        • Only Http Logging
      • Performance
        • Only Static Content Compression
      • Security
        • Only Request Filtering
      • Application Development
        • All except CGI
  • Management Tools
    • Install all options

Windows features:

  • .Net Framework 3.5 Features
    • .Net Framework 3.5
    • Http Activation
  • .Net Framework 4.5 Features
    • .Net Framework 4.5
    • Net 4.5
    • WCF Services
      • Http Activation
      • TCP Activation
      • TCP Port Sharing
    • Message Queuing
      • Message Queuing Services
        • Message Queuing Server
        • Directory Service Integration
      • SMB 1.0
      • TelNetClient
      • User Interfaces and Infrastructure
        • Graphical Management Tools
        • Server Graphical Shell
      • Windows Powershell
        • Windows Powershell 4.0
        • Windows Powershell 2.0 Engine
        • Windows Powershell ISE
      • Windows Process Activation Service
        • Install all options
      • WoW64 Support

Note: if you fail to install the Windows role for Http Activation, you might receive HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found. The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.