Once we got the Service Manager Management Server up and running (as described here: http://ajweh.com/blog/?p=107) , we can now begin the installation of the Self Service Portal. This one comes in two flavors, a Web Content Server (installer requires an IIS Web Server) or as a SharePoint Web Part!

In our scenario we’re going to install it on the Management Server which is running Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1, here is what you need:

  • Install IIS Web Server, leave all the defaults as is, add:

          ASP.NET, Basic Authentication, Windows Authentication, IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility,

          IIS 6 WMI Compatibility

  • .NET Framework 4 (install it AFTER you install IIS so it registers it self)


C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe –i

run this command if you got IIS installed before .NET Framework 4

Now fire up the installer and select the SSP Option


in the Portal Parts page choose the Web Content Server


Type your name, organization, accept EULA and proceed with setup, let the prerequisites checker finish:


as for the SSL Encryption you either create a self-signed SSL certificate to be used by the website, import your own certificate OR DISABLE ENCRYPTION.




To disable Encryption remove the Enable Encryption checkbox, then type a different port, other than 443, something above 2048, then hit Back and Next on the wizard… Don’t ask, it works :-/


Select the database to connect to; again, you will receive a warning for the default collation if you used it


Choose the SSP Service account (domain account for added security, local system if you’re just testing)


Setup will then ask you if you wanna join the CEIP, Enable Updates, Review your settings, and that’s it. Smile


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