Verifying the application server setup

Before you proceed with the installation and setup of Report Manager, you must verify the setup of the application server.

Note: Steps may vary depending on the server version.
  1. Verify that the web server role is enabled.
    1. Open the Server Manager dashboard.
    2. Click Add roles and features.
    3. In the Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog box, select the web server role.
    During installation, the web server features are activated through the installation package.
  2. Verify that .NET 3.5, .NET 4.0, .NET 4.5 and .NET 4.6 are installed.
    Note: .NET 4.0 is not applicable for Windows Server 2012. .NET 4.6 is required for Windows Server and SQL Server 2016.

    The configuration of the .NET features is automatically set during the installation. Ensure that all .NET subfeatures are activated.

  3. Verify that the installed .NET is compatible with Internet Information Services (IIS). To ensure that all web components are installed, run this command in Windows Powershell as an administrator:
    Install-WindowsFeature Net-framework-core,NET-HTTP-Activation,NET-Non-HTTP-Activ,NET-Framework-45-Features,NET-Framework-45-Core,NET-Framework-45-ASPNET,NET-WCF-Services45,NET-WCF-HTTP-Activation45,NET-WCF-MSMQ-Activation45,NET-WCF-Pipe-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-Activation45,NET-WCF-TCP-PortSharing45,Web-Static-Content,Web-Http-Redirect,Web-Health,Web-Http-Logging,Web-ODBC-Logging,Web-Request-Monitor,Web-Basic-Auth,Web-Windows-Auth,Web-ASP,Web-Asp-Net,Web-CGI,Web-Includes,Web-WebSockets,Web-Mgmt-Console,Web-Mgmt-Service,SMTP-Server
  4. Verify access to the Report Manager server:
    • The server must be able to reach the M3 BE server. There must be no firewall between M3 BE and Report Manager.
    • The server must have access to the database server if the servers are not the same.
    • The server can relay emails through the designated SMTP server. This setup is prompted during the installation.