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Under the Hood - All things PDM and PLM

Are you getting prepared to install Autodesk Vault server and want to pre-install Internet Information Services (IIS)? Well here is how you do it. IIS has a lot of different features, and it is important that you select the correct features for Vault server to install and work appropriately. Windows 2012 and 2012 R2 requires that you install IIS from the Add Roles and Features wizard. Once you start the wizard you have to select the following features of IIS.

While you can select all of these settings manually, there is a quicker way to install all the features needed. Copy the following into a command line and run it on the server.

DISM.EXE /enable-feature /all /online /featureName:IIS-WebServerRole /featureName:IIS-WebServer /featureName:IIS-CommonHttpFeatures /featureName:IIS-DefaultDocument /featureName:IIS-DirectoryBrowsing /featureName:IIS-HttpErrors /featureName:IIS-StaticContent /featureName:IIS-HealthAndDiagnostics /featureName:IIS-HttpLogging /featureName:IIS-Security /featureName:IIS-RequestFiltering /featureName:IIS-WindowsAuthentication /featureName:IIS-Performance /featureName:IIS-HttpCompressionStatic /featureName:IIS-WebServerManagementTools /featureName:IIS-ManagementConsole /featureName:IIS-ApplicationDevelopment /featureName:IIS-ASPNET /featureName:IIS-NetFxExtensibility /featureName:IIS-ASPNET45 /featureName:IIS-NetFxExtensibility45 /featureName:IIS-ISAPIExtensions /featureName:IIS-ISAPIFilter /featureName:IIS-IIS6ManagementCompatibility /featureName:IIS-Metabase /featureName:IIS-LegacyScripts /featureName:IIS-WMICompatibility /featureName:IIS-ManagementScriptingTools

Note: This is a one line command line. If they copy and paste this into the command line, they must remove any carriage returns or line feeds.

After that line, you can run the following command line to set the IIS timeout high enough to pass the Vault pre-checks.

set-webconfigurationproperty ‘/system.applicationHost/sites/site[@name=”Default Web Site”]’ -PSPath IIS: -Name Limits -Value (@{connectionTimeout=”00:15:00″})

Irvin Hayes Jr.
Product Manager

Irvin Hayes Jr.

Irvin is a Product Manager on the Autodesk Vault team based in Novi, Michigan. He helps partners, consulting and sales develop Vault deployment plans in enterprise environments and system requirements. You can find multiple classes Irvin has presented at Autodesk University, ( on a wide range of Vault topics. Irvin is a technology geek and loves sharing with the community on Twitter (@ihayesjr) and Flipboard Magazine. Disclaimer If you need an official Autodesk company response or a contact for press-related activities please contact Autodesk Public Relations. The posts on this blog are the authors' own personal opinions and do not represent their employer's view in any way. In addition, their thoughts and opinions often change, and as a weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point-in-time snapshot you should not consider out-of-date posts to reflect their current thoughts and opinions.