Setup Server 2012 for O4W Using Powershell


The Windows Powershell scripting environment in Windows Server 2012 can be used to install several Windows features that are required by OpenInsight and O4W. Typically these features are accessed through the 'Roles and Features' screen which requires you to search several steps in an installation wizard to find the appropriate roles and features to activate. This knowledge base article walks you through accessing the Powershell environment and issuing the commands in several easy steps to add the required roles and features.

What Is Installed

OpenInsight O4W requires the following Windows features be installed on the server:

  • .NET 3.5 (includes 2.0 framework)
  • .NET 4.0 (installed by default in Server 2012)
  • Web Server (IIS) and features (ISAPI Filters and CGI Extensions)
Following this knowledge base article will install the required components. If you're not sure whether the features have previously been installed you can still follow this article because the commands below will install any missing features.

Accessing the PowerShell Prompt

At the server desktop simply click the PowerShell shortcut located 2nd from the start button as shown in the image below.

Installation Commands

At the prompt copy and paste the following commands into the PowerShell prompt to install the required features:

  • Add-WindowsFeature -Name Web-Server,Web-WebServer,Web-Common-Http,Web-Static-Content,Web-Default-Doc,Web-Dir-Browsing,Web-Http-Errors,Web-App-Dev,Web-CGI,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Security,Web-Filtering,Web-Performance,Web-Stat-Compression,Web-Mgmt-Tools,Web-Mgmt-Console
  • Install-WindowsFeature NET-Framework-Core

When completed the PowerShell prompt should resemble the image below.

You've now installed the required windows components, please refer to the OpenInsight documentation for complete directions to setup O4W. 

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