Initial Set-Up

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The most recent version of MainBoss is MainBoss 4.2.3.
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Create a folder which will hold all the files required to support the web site. By default, IIS runs from a folder named C:\inetpub; therefore, you might run MainBossRemote from a subfolder called

C:\inetpub\wwwroot\MainBossRemote

Very Important: Set-up will be much easier if you set up the IIS server on the same computer where you run the SQL Server for MainBoss's database. Having the two on different computers adds many complications to the configuration process.

There are two ways to obtain the MainBossRemote software:

From the mainboss.com web site:
If you obtain the software from our web site, follow the instructions on the web page to download the files and copy them to the appropriate folder.
From a MainBoss distribution disk:
All the files needed for MainBossRemote will be on the CD in an appropriate directory. (When you run the CD, it will tell you where this directory is.) Copy all the files in this directory to the appropriate folder on the server computer.

In setting up IIS, follow Microsoft's documentation. Considerable differences exist between the various Windows systems that might be used. For a discussion of IIS configuration, see

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms178477.aspx

The above web page contains links that explain how to start the IIS manager on supported versions of Windows.

Note: The rest of this appendix applies to set-up and configuration using IIS 7 or 7.5 on Windows Server 2008 (SP2 or R2).

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