W2K8 IIS 1 – Configuring IIS Shared Configuration

W2K8 IIS 1 – Configuring IIS Shared Configuration

The next step once the Web Server (IIS) Role has been installed (As detailed here) is to enable the Shared Configuration feature in IIS.

To enable the Shared Configuration feature in IIS perform the following steps :-

On Both Cluster Nodes
  • In the command line execute the following command :-

net stop apphostsvc

  • Once the service has stopped execute the following command :-

sc privs apphostsvc SeChangeNotifyPrivilege/SeTcbPrivilege/SeImpersonatePrivilege

  • Once the command above has completed execute the following command :-

net start apphostsvc

On The Primary Cluster Node
  • Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console
  • Highlight the server name and then in the middle of the console scroll down to the Management section
  • Click on the Shared Configuration icon
  • Click on Export Configuration in the Actions section
  • When prompted set the Physical Path to a File Share which has been setup to hold the Shared Configuration

N.B. It is recommended that a user is created and granted access to the File Share which is to hold the Shared Configuration

  • Click the Connect As button
  • When prompted enter the Username and Password which has been granted access to the File Share
  • Under the Encryption Keys section enter and confirm an Encryption Keys Password if required
  • Click on OK to export the configuration
  • Click the Enable Shared Configuration tickbox
  • Under Physical Path enter in the File Share which was set up in the export action
  • Enter the Username and Password which were used in the export action
  • Confirm the Password and then click on Apply
  • When prompted enter the Encryption Keys Password set in the export action if used
On The Secondary Cluster Node
  • Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console
  • Highlight the server name and then in the middle of the console scroll down to the Management section
  • Click on the Shared Configuration icon
  • Click the Enable Shared Configuration tickbox
  • Under Physical Path enter in the File Share which was set up in the export action
  • Enter the Username and Password which were used in the export action
  • Confirm the Password and then click on Apply
  • When prompted enter the Encryption Keys Password set in the export action if used