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Creating a GeoStream Server

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This topic describes how to manually create and configure a GeoStream server.

Tip Tip

When installing GeoBase the settings for the GeoStream server are automatically configured.

However, if you want to manually configure your server or check the settings the steps are listed below.

Caution note Caution

Running Multiple GeoStream Applications

Every GeoStream application on your server must reside in a unique IIS application pool (GeoStream applications may not share an application pool).

Note Note

The GeoStream server will not operate if your Windows operating system is running in safe mode. See Troubleshooting a GeoStream Server for details.

Note Note

Only the GeoStream Server, when installed using the 'GeoStream-only' installation option, has been certified for Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2.

Configuring GeoStream Manually (IIS 7.x)
Note Note

Your IIS 7.x instance must be running in Integrated mode, not in Classic mode.

For information on the HTTP handler registration differences between Classic and Integrated modes in IIS, see the Microsoft MSDN Library article Register HTTP Handlers.

  1. Open 'Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager'.

    Tip Tip

    Click on the 'Start' menu and type inetmgr into the search box

  2. Select the server name in the 'Connections' panel on the left. In the 'Actions' panel, on the right, choose 'View Application Pools'.

  3. Ensure that 'Default Website' is listed as using .NET Framework 4.0. If not, right-click the application pool and use the 'Basic Settings' option to adjust the version number.

    Caution note Caution

    Modifying the .NET version number may affect other applications on your server.

  4. Return to the 'Connections' pane on the left. Browse to 'Sites' and expand 'Default Website'. If the GeoStream application has already been installed 'GeoStream' will be visible beneath 'Default Website'. If the GeoStream application is not installed complete the following steps:

    1. Right-click 'Default Website'
    2. Select 'Add Application'
    3. In the 'Alias' field type 'GeoStream'
    4. Complete the 'Physical Path' field by locating the 'server' folder, created by the GeoBase installer. By default the installer places the 'server' folder in C:\Program Files\Telogis\GeoBase\GeoStream.
    5. Click 'OK'
  5. Select the 'GeoStream' application in the left 'Connections' pane. Open the 'Authentication' feature group and ensure that 'Anonymous Authentication' is enabled.

  6. Select 'File', 'Exit' to close IIS Manager.

Configuring GeoStream Manually (IIS 6.x)
  1. Browse to 'C:\Program Files\Telogis\GeoBase\GeoStream\server'.
  2. Right click on the 'server' folder, and choose 'Sharing and Security'.
  3. Click on the 'Web Sharing' tab.
  4. Choose 'Share this folder' and give it the alias "GeoStream" and click 'OK'.
  5. Click on OK to close the 'Properties' dialog box.
  6. Open 'Internet Information Services' from the 'Administrative Tools' in the 'Control Panel'.
  7. Expand out the 'Web Sites', 'Default Web Site' folder and check that 'GeoStream' is listed.
  8. Right click on 'GeoStream' and choose 'Properties'.
  9. Choose the 'Directory Security' tab, click 'Edit', and check the 'Anonymous Access' check box. Click 'OK'.
  10. Choose the 'ASP.NET' tab and ensure that the ASP.NET version is version 4.0.
  11. Click 'OK' to exit the 'Properties' window.
  12. Create a folder in C:\ called 'GeoStreamCache' (this location can be changed in the web.config file found in 'C:\Program Files\Telogis\GeoBase\GeoStream\server')
Configuring a GeoStream Server

The behavior of the GeoStream server can be controlled using the following configuration files:

  • web.config
  • FriendsFile
  • AuthFile
  • UserInfoFile
  • RepositoryConfig
  • LayersConfig
  • TrafficConfig
  • RedirectConfig
  • GeoStreamConfig

These files exist on the server side only, and are typically found in the following directory:

  • C:\Program Files\Telogis\GeoBase\GeoStream\server\

These configuration files can be used to manage the authentication of clients with the GeoStream server, the access to data files, and the types of overlay data that can be displayed on a GeoStream map. For detailed information about the contents of these files, see Configuring the server.

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