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MDaemon 64-bit - versions 15.5 and above - Run WorldClient, ActiveSync, BIS, and SyncML under IIS 8 in Windows 2012

The following procedure will show you how to setup WorldClient, ActiveSync, BIS, and/or SyncML to run under IIS8 for Windows 2012 with the 64-bit version of MDaemon installed. 

Note: The setup of these services under IIS is NOT supported by Alt-N technical support.  Those who choose to run any MDaemon related protocol or service under IIS must be aware of all security issues and ramifications of running any applications under IIS. It is recommended that all patches and updates be installed on IIS before the installation of MDSyncML as an ISAPI.

    1. Install the Web Server Role with ISAPI support (for exact steps please consult your Operating System documentation)
    2. Open the IIS Manager 
      To do this:
      1. Click Start
      2. Click All Programs
      3. Click Administrative Tools
      4. Click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
    3. On the Connections pane, expand the [Machine_name] node
    4. Right click on Sites
    5. Click Add Web Site 
    6. Enter a Site name (i.e. 'WorldClient'). This will also create an Application Pool by the same name as the web site (do not manually create an Application Pool).
    7. Click the browse button (the button with '...') by Physical path and browse to the 'MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML' directory
    8. Set up the bindings as desired in the Binding section
    9. Click OK 
    10. Click on the WorldClient site in the Connections pane. 
    11. Double click on Default Document 
    12. Select each existing Default document name and click Remove on the Actions pane.
    13. Click Add
    14. Type 'worldclient.dll'
    15. Click OK 
    16. Click on the WorldClient site in the Connections pane 
    17. Double click on Handler Mappings 
    18. Click Edit Feature Permissions on the Actions pane. 
    19. Verify the boxes for Read and Script are selected (checked), and select (check) the box for Execute
    20. Click OK 
    21. Double click ISAPI-dll under the Enabled column 
    22. Change the value for the Request Path field from '*.dll' to 'WorldClient.dll'
    23. Set Module as IsapiModule
    24. Under Executable, click the browse button (the button with '...')
    25. Browse to 'MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\WorldClient.dll' (on the C:\ drive by default)
    26. Click OK 
    27. Click Yes on the dialog that asks 'Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...' 


    28. Add the MDSyncML.dllmapping
      1. On the Handler Mappings Actions menu on the right, click on 'Add Script Map...' 
      2. In the Request Path field, enter 'MDSyncML.dll'
      3. Under Executable, click the browse button (the button with '...')
      4. Browse to 'MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\MDSyncML.dll' (on the C:\ drive by default)
      5. In the Name field, enter 'MDSyncML.dll'
      6. Click the Request Restrictions button 
      7. Under the Access tab, select Execute
      8. ClickOK 
      9. Click OK
      10. Click Yes on the dialog that asks 'Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...' 
    29. Add the MDBis.dllmapping
      1. On the Handler Mappings Actions menu on the right, click on 'Add Script Map...' 
      2. In the Request Path field, enter 'MDBIS.dll'
      3. Under Executable, click the browse button (the button with '...')
      4. Browse to 'MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\MDBIS.dll' (on the C:\ drive by default)
      5. In the Name field, enter 'MDBIS.dll'
      6. Click the Request Restriction button 
      7. Under the Access tab, select Execute
      8. Click OK
      9. Click OK 
      10. Click Yes on the dialog that asks 'Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...'
    30. Add the MDAirSync.dllmapping
      1. On the Handler Mappings Actions menu on the right, click on 'Add Script Map...' 


      2. In the Request Path field, enter 'MDAirSync.dll'
      3. Under Executable, click the browse button (the button with '...')
      4. Browse to 'MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\MDAirSync.dll' (on the C:\ drive by default)
      5. In the Name field, enter 'MDAirSync.dll'
      6. Click the Request Restrictions button 


      7. Under the Access tab, select Execute
      8. Click OK
      9. Click OK 
      10. Click Yes on the dialog that asks 'Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...'


    31. Close the IIS Manager

Next, update the NTFS permissionson the MDaemon directory:

      1. Open Windows Explorer
      2. Navigate to the MDaemon directory (by default, 'C:\MDaemon'


      3. Right click on the MDaemon directory
      4. Choose Properties 


      5. Choose the Security tab
      6. Click Edit 


      7. Click Add 


      8. Type 'IUSR'
      9. Click OK to close the Select Users or Groups dialog 


      10. Enable Full control under Allow for IUSR 


      11. Click Add... 


      12. Type 'Network Service'
      13. Click OK to close the Select Users or Groups dialog 


      14. Enable Full Control under Allow for Network Service
      15. Click OK to close the Permissions for MDaemon dialog and wait for the changes to take effect 


      16. Click OK to close the MDaemon Properties dialog 


Disable MDaemon's own native web server:

      1. Open the MDaemon console
        1. Click Start
        2. Click All Programs
        3. Click MDaemon
        4. Click Start MDaemon
        5. Open the Setup menu
        6. Click Web & IM Services... 
        7. Select WorldClient runs using external webserver (IIS, Apache, etc)
        8. Click OK

To configure the Microsoft ActiveSync protocol, complete these steps:

      1. Close Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager if it's open
      2. Install Microsoft's IIS URL Rewrite 2.0
        1. Navigate to http://www.iis.net/download/URLRewrite in your favorite web browser 
        2. Click on the download for x86 or x64 as is appropriate for your server 
        3. Launch the downloaded rewrite_2.0_rtw_x86.msi or rewrite_2.0_rtw_x64.msi
        4. Accept the terms of the license agreement and click Install 
        5. Click Finish 
      3. Open the IIS Manager
        1. Press Start
        2. Select Administrative Tools
        3. Click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
      4. On the Connections pane, expand the [Machine_name] node
      5. Expand the Sites node
      6. Click on the WorldClient site in the Connections pane
      7. Double click on URL Rewrite 
      8. On the Actions pane, click Add Rule(s)... 

        1. Under Inbound Rules, select Blank Rule and click OK 
        2. Name the rule: MDAirSync.dll
        3. Under Match URLset these settings:
          1. Requested URL: Matches the Pattern (default)
          2. Using: Regular Expressions (default)
          3. Pattern: ^Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
          4. Ignore Case: Enabled (default) 
        4. Under Actionset these settings:
          1. Action type: Rewrite (default)
          2. Rewrite URL: mdairsync.dll
          3. Append query string: Enabled (default) 
        5. In the Actions pane, click Apply 
        6. In the Actions pane, click Back to Rules 
      9. Close Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

If using Windows Server 2008 64-bit or Windows Server 2008 R2, configure the WorldClient Application Pool:

      1. Double-click on Application Pools on the Connections pane
      2. Select the WorldClient application pool 
      3. On the Actions pane, click Advanced Settings... 
      4. In the General section, locate 'Enable 32-bit Applications'
      5. Select the field and choose False 
      6. In the Process Model section, set Identity to Network Service
      7. Click OK