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

SCSM_SetupWeb

in the Portal Parts page choose the Web Content Server

SSP_PortalParts

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

SSP_SystemCheck

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.

IIS_Certificates

then

IIS_CreateSelfSigned

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 :-/

SSP_NoEncryption

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

SSP_SelectDB

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

SSP_ServiceAccount

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

SSP_Success

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