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HRPro Employee Portal Installation Procedure on Windows Server 2008

Preparation – install Internet Information Server (IIS) and ASP.NET

1. Install Windows Server 2008 with all security updates, hot fixes and service pack from Windows Update

2. Open Server Manager, Add Roles


3. Select Web Server (IIS)


4. Select "Application Development" in Select Role Services


Click Next and Install. After Install completed, restart the Server.

5. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager (Start->Adimistrative Tools), Select the root element in the tree on the left – it contains the name of the server. Click on the "Change .NET Framework Version" link on the right panel. You will now see the "Change .NET Framework Version" dialog.

Select the .NET 4.0 framework from the drop down list. Click "OK"


Setup the Employee Portal Web Site
1) Create a folder using your company name (e.g. MyCompany) under c:\inetpub\wwwroot, 
2) Copy all the Employee Portal files from the EPortal subfolder inside the Setup Package and put them into c:\inetpub\wwwroot\MyCompany with all subfolders.
3) Open IIS Manager again, go to Web Sites -> [MyCompany]. Right Click, Convert to Application.


Define the SQL Server Connection String and SMTP Server for the Email

1) Open the Web.Config in C:\INETPUB\wwwroot\mycompany using any text editor (e.g. notepad)
2) There are two sections needed to amend, the <connectionString> and <mailSettings>

<connectionStrings>
  <add name="dbHrproConnectionString" 
connectionString="Data Source=SQLServerName;Initial Catalog=dbHRPro;Persist Security Info=True;User ID=sa;Password=nutechsql"
    providerName="System.Data.SqlClient" />
</connectionStrings>
  <system.net>
    <mailSettings>
      <smtp from="hr@hrpro.hk">
        <network host="192.168.1.1" port="25" userName="mailuser" password="123456" defaultCredentials="true" />
      </smtp>
    </mailSettings>
  </system.net>

For connectionstring, Data Source is the name of the SQL Server, Initial Catalog is the database name, userid is the sql server userid, password is the sql server password.

For MailSettings, smtp from is the FROM address of the email delivered automatically by webleave, network host is the SMTP server IP address, username and password should provide only if the SMTP server require userid and password for delivery.

3) Save the file

Launching EPortal

1) In IE, type http://localhost/mycompany. If the following screen can display properly, the installation is completed.



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