Monday, July 18, 2011

Windows Server 2008 and Web Client Service Issues

If you are working with Windows Server 2008 and trying to install Sitecore you may get an error related to the Web Client Service.  Either its not turned on or it may not be installed.  By Default Windows Server 2008 does not install the Desktop Package.  This article explains how to turn it on and how to install it if it is missing.

WebClient Service Issues

Before your install you may wish to check these other settings as well:

* Navigate to Administrative Tools -> Services
- Ensure World Wide Web Publishing Service is started

* Navigate to Administrative Tools -> Server Manager -> Roles
- Select Add Role Services
- Select IIS 6 Compatability, Select IIS 6 Management Console
- Install if not already installed

* Navigate to Administrative Tools -> Server Manager -> Features
- Add a feature
- Select Desktop experience
- Install if not already installed
- Install the .net framework 3.5.1 if that is not installed too.

* Navigate to Administrative Tools -> IIS Manager
- Ensure Web server is started

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