MDaemon 11.x - Configuring WorldClient on IIS6

The following instructions will assist you in configuring WorldClient to run on IIS6.

  1. Open the Internet Information Services Management Console.
  2. Right-Click on 'Application Pools'.
  3. Choose 'New/Application Pool'.
  4. Name the Pool 'Alt-N' and click the OK button.
  5. Right-Click on 'Alt-N'.
  6. Click on 'Properties'.
  7. Click on the 'Performance' tab.
  8. Uncheck the options for 'Shutdown worker processes after being idle for (time in minutes):' and 'Limit the kernel request queue (number of requests)'.
  9. Click on the 'Identity' tab.
  10. In the dropdown for Predefined, choose 'Local System'.
  11. Click the OK button.
  12. Right-Click on 'Web Sites'.
  13. Choose 'New'.
  14. Click on 'Web Site'. (This will launch a wizard)
  15. Click on the Next button.
  16. Type in a name for the site such as 'WorldClient'.
  17. Click on the 'Next' button.
  18. Click on the 'Next' button again.
  19. Browse to the Home directory: which will be C:\MDaemon\WorldClient\HTML with a default installation.
  20. Click on the 'Next' button.
  21. Make sure the options for 'Read', 'Run Scripts' and 'Execute' are checked.
  22. Click on the 'Next' button.
  23. Click on the 'Finish' button.
  24. Right click on the website you just made (WorldClient).
  25. Choose 'Properties'.
  26. Click on the 'Documents' tab.
  27. Remove all listed documents.
  28. Add 'WorldClient.dll'.
  29. Choose the 'Home Directory' tab.
  30. Choose 'Alt-N' in the Application Pool dropdown.
  31. Click the OK button.
  32. Click on 'Web Service Extensions'.
  33. Enable 'All Unknown ISAPI Extension' or Create a new one for 'WorldClient.DLL'

The Internet Guest Account - *IUSER_**<**SERVER_NAME**>* - needs 'Full Access' NTFS permissions for the MDaemon directory and all sub-directories.

1. Right-Click on the MDaemon directory. (C:\MDaemon)
2. Select Properties.
3. Select the Security tab.
4. Click the Add button.
5. Click the Advanced button.
6. Click the Find Now button.
7. Select *IUSER_<SERVER_NAME> *(where <*SERVER_NAME*> is the name of the local computer).
8. Click the OK button.
9. Click the OK button.
10. Check the box for 'Full Control'.
11. Click the OK button.

Note: These same steps need to be applied to any directory MDaemon is configured to use.

To tell MDaemon that WorldClient is to be run via IIS:

  1. Open the MDaemon interface
  2. Select the Setup menu
  3. Select WorldClient (web mail)
  4. Select the option for WorldClient runs using external webserver (IIS, Apache, etc)
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click Restart WorldClient
  7. Click OK


When doing upgrades to MDaemon after setting up the web:

  1. Open the Internet Information Services Management Console.
  2. Open 'Application Pool' list.
  3. Right-Click 'Alt-N'.
  4. Choose 'Stop'.
  5. Shutdown MDaemon.
  6. Install the upgrade.
  7. Once installation is complete, start MDaemon.
  8. In Information Services Management Console again, Right-Click 'Alt-N'.
  9. Choose 'Start'.
 If you follow the above method, the following should occur.
  1. After stopping the 'Application Pool' users will get a message 'Service Unavailable'.
  2. Following these steps should help minimize your chances of having to reboot your computer after upgrading MDaemon.

If using a 64-bit version of Windows:

  1. Click the Windows Start button
  2. Click Run...
  3. Type 'cmd'

  4. Click OK

  5. Navigate to %systemdrive%\Inetpub\AdminScripts directory (Note: %systemdrive% would normally be the C:\ drive)

  6. Type 'cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 true'

  7. Press the Enter key

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.