Re: [greenstone-users] Windows Server 2003

From John Rowe
DateFri, 21 Apr 2006 15:39:18 +1200
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] Windows Server 2003
In-Reply-To (EBE580F8EEAB9049BE5F982422C8461001DC59A0-dpes-mail-naa-org)
Hi Paul,

I can't find any Greenstone and Windows Server 2003 setup how to or
guide, and I haven't done it myself. However, the setup is much like
Windows 2000 but with more security restrictions, so you should be
able to follow the normal windows installation procedure at http:// and then the
tweaks detailed by Stefan (Apologies for blatantly copying Stefan)

IIS6 on Win2003 is installed initially in a very locked down state,
and you need to enable any kind of dynamically generated content that
you want it to serve. You may therefore have IIS set up correctly,
but not have CGI executables enabled. IIS also likes to return a
confusing 404 "PAGE CANNOT BE FOUND" error when you try to access
something that the server's not configured to show you, even though
that file (in this case
library.exe) does in fact exist.
So, try the following.
In IIS Manager, click to expand the local computer, then click on
"Web Service Extensions". In the web service extensions window you
should see an option called "All Unknown CGI Extensions". Make sure
that option is enabled and try viewing your GSDL installation in IE

As always - there's the Greenstone wiki at: http:// - there's a
user's contributed section at:
index.php/User_contributed - if you get it installed then it would
help the project if you wrote something about your experience on
Windows Server 2003.

John Rowe
Business Development Manager

DL Consulting
Greenstone Digital Library and Digitisation Specialists

On 21/04/2006, at 2:43 AM, Yachnes, Paul wrote:

> Is there any specific information for setting up the Webserver
> using Windows Server 2003? Thank you.
> Paul A. Yachnes, MLS
> Senior Manager
> Information Resource Center
> Newspaper Association of America
> (703) 902-1694
> fax: (703) 902-1691
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