Visual Expert Web Installation Guide

Note: Before installing Visual Expert Web, make sure you have installed and configured the Visual Expert Desktop executable on the server.

Visual Expert Web Features

Step 1: Install Internet Information Services (IIS)

IIS is a web server software package designed for Windows. It’s used for hosting websites and other content on the web. You can install it through the “Turn Windows features on or off” menu in the Control Panel. The below screenshot shows which functions should be checked and vice versa.

  1. Install IIS
    • Go to the Control panel → Programs & Features → Add roles & features.
    • For Windows 10 and 11, click on Turn Windows features On or Off → follow the instructions and check in the required features.
      IIS Folders Windows
  2. Create Application Pool and Site
    • Application Pool → Right-click on Application Pool → Add Application Pool → Enter Name → Set the .NET CLR version to No Managed Code.
    • Right-click on Sites → Enter Site name → Select the Application Pool you created → Specify the physical path (preferably C:\inetpub\wwwroot\[name of the folder you have created]) → Adjust the port number if necessary → click [Ok].
      Create Application Pool and Site
  3. Enable Windows Authentication
    • Under the application, go to advanced settings → go to the Process Model section. Ensure that Load User Profile is set to True.
  4. Install Visual Expert WebConsole
    • Once IIS, .NET Core SDK, and ASP.NET Core Runtime are installed, proceed with the Visual Expert WebConsole installation following the provided instructions.
  5. Download and Install .NET Core Hosting Bundle
    • This bundle includes .NET Core Runtime 6.0 and ASP.NET Core Module necessary for hosting ASP.NET Core applications on IIS. Download it from Microsoft’s website.
  6. Download and Install .NET 6.0 Desktop Runtime
  7. Verify Installation
    • You can verify that .NET SDK and ASP.NET Core Runtime are correctly installed by opening a command prompt and running the following command:
      dotnet --list-runtimes
      This command should display the versions of ASP.NET Core Runtime that are installed on your machine.
  8. Restart IIS
    • After installing the .NET Core Hosting Bundle, restart IIS to apply the changes. Open a command prompt as administrator and run this:
      iisreset

Step 2: Installation Guide

The Visual Expert Web needs to be installed on your server. Follow these steps to install the Visual Expert Web:

  • Run the setup as administrator from the command prompt.
    Run VE Web Setup
  • Follow the setup wizard. Click [Next] to start the installation.
    VE Web Setup Wizard
  • Accept the license agreement and proceed.
    VE Web Setup Wizard
  • Customize site settings as per your configuration and click [Next].
    Configure Site and Application Pool
  • Confirm the installation settings and click [Next].
    Confirm VE Web Installation
  • Wait for the installation to complete.
    Start VE Web Client Installation
  • Once installation is finished, you will see a success message. Click [Close] to exit the installer.
    Complete VE Web Client Installation

Learn more about Visual Expert Web features for remote code analysis, collaboration, project management, team efficiency and security.

 

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