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MDaemon: Running WorldClient under IIS7.5 on Windows 2008

This article will provide basic information on how to run WorldClient under IIS7.5 on Windows 2008.

  1. Install the Web Server Role with ISAPI Extensions and ISAPI Filters (for exact steps please consult your Operating System documentation)
  2. Open the IIS console
    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. Repeat steps 13-15, using mdsyncml.dll for the document name.
  17. Highlight the WorldClient.dll entry
  18. Click Move Up on the Actions pane.
  19. Click on the WorldClient site
  20. Double-click on Handler Mappings
  21. Click Edit Feature Permissions on the Actions pane.
  22. Verify the boxes for Read and Script are selected (checked), and select (check) the box for Execute
  23. Click OK
  24. Double click ISAPI-dll under the Enabled column
  25. In the Request path box, change the entry to worldclient.dll
  26. Under Executable, click the browse button (the button with '...')
    Browse to MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\WorldClient.dll (on the C:\ drive by default)
  27. Click OK
  28. Click Yes on the dialog that asks Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...
  29. Click Add Module Mapping on the Actions pane
  30. In the Request path box, change the entry to mdsyncml.dll
  31. Under Executable , click the browse button (the button with '...')
    Browse to MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML\MDSyncML.dll (on the C:\ drive by default)
  32. Enter a Name for the mapping such as SyncML-ISAPI
  33. Click OK
  34. Click Yes on the dialog that asks Do you want to allow this ISAPI extension...
  35. Configure the Application Pool to run under Network Services:
    1. In the Connection pane, double click on Application Pools
    2. Select the WorldClient application pool
    3. Click Advanced Settings in the Actions pane
    4. In the Process Model section, set Identity to Network Service
    5. If you are running the 64-bit version of Windows 2008 R2, set Enable 32-bit applications to True
    6. Click OK
  36. Close the IIS console
  37. Open Windows Explorer
  38. Give the IUSR (Internet guest account) and Network Service Full Control on the MDaemon directory.
  39. Open the MDaemonconsole
    1. Click Start
    2. Click All Programs
    3. Click MDaemon
    4. Click Start MDaemon
  40. Click Setup
  41. Click Web & SyncML Services
  42. Select WorldClient runs using external webserver (IIS, Apache, etc)
  43. Click OK

Additional Comments

Note: The setup of this program under IIS is NOT supported by tech support and those who choose to run WC 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 WorldClient as an ISAPI extension.