SPC-PC IV Explorer Web Interface Installation
SPC-PC IV Explorer Web Interface installation
- Login to your secure account on our website, then navigate to the My Profile page then the My Software page to download the SPC Web Interface installation. Extract the contents and run the setup.exe file to run the installation on the IIS Web Server machine.
- From the IIS server, run the setup program located in the download using the Run As Administrator option from the right mouse menu. When the setup program has launched, select the "Install Web Interface" Button. The installation should proceed to completion. The default application location is c:\inetpub\wwwroot\SPCExplorerRT
- From the IIS server, run the Internet Services Manager:
In IIS the classic version of ASP is not installed by default. Because of this, you might see HTTP 404 errors when you try to browse to an ASP page on your server, or you might see the source code for your ASP page displayed in your browser window. Both of these error conditions are created when configuration settings that are used to define the environment for classic ASP are not installed. To support and configure ASP applications on your Web server, you must install the ASP module on the IIS Server. In Control Panel, click Programs and Features, and then click Turn Windows features on or off. Expand Internet Information Services, expand World Wide Web Services, expand Application Development Features, and then select ASP. See also Microsoft installation instructions.
Active Data Objects (ADO) must be installed for SPC-PC IV Explorer to communicate with the database. ADO is contained within the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), which is included with the download (in the MDAC subdirectory) or can be downloaded from the Microsoft web site.
SPC-PC IV Explorer uses a configuration file to determine the location of the database. This file is called spcweb.config and is located in the application directory. Open the config file with a simple text editor like Notepad. Edit the fields as follows:
- Select the web site where SPC Explorer RT Web Interface was installed, then select the Convert to Application option (available from the right-mouse button menu). The Create Application option lets you specify the Alias, Application Pool and Physical Path. The default values can be used.
- A new virtual directory was created by the Convert to Application option. Click on the new SPC-PC-IV-Explorer virtual directory in the left pane, then:
- Select the Basic Settings item in the Actions menu pane to verify:
- The Physical Path is set to the SPC-PC-IV-Explorer directory;
- Using the Connect As button, the Application User is selected.
- Select the Default Document item in the center pane. Select the Add item from the Actions menu, then type "action.asp" in the text box and click OK.
- Select the Authentication item in the center pane, then select the Anonymous Authentication item:
- Select the Enable option from the Actions menu;
- Select the Edit item from the Actions menu, then select the Application Pool Identity option.
The SPC-PC IV Explorer Web application on the IIS server needs to read/write to the database.
- Active: This Active tag allows multiple databases to be contained within the configuration file. However only the first database where Active=True will be opened by SPC Explorer Web.
- Access: If using Microsoft Access set to True.
- SQLServer: If using Microsoft SQL Server 2000 or earlier set to True.
- SQLServerExpress: If using Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or later set to True.
- Path: This is a path to the Microsoft Access database that will be used to store the data for SPCExplorerWEB. It should be relative to the web server in which SPCExplorerWEB was installed and should always be available. Leave this blank if using SQL Server for the backend.
- SQLServerName: Set this field to machine name of the Microsoft SQL Server. Blank if using Access.
- SQLServerDatabase: Set this field to the name of the database on the Microsoft SQL Server. Blank if using Access.
- SQLServerUID: Set this field to a user ID that has access and write privileges to the database. This user ID is unbeknownst to the end user and is not displayed at any time. Blank if using Access.
- SQLServerPWD: Set this field to the password for the User ID. Blank if using Access.
The SPC-PC IV Explorer Web application on the IIS server dynamically generates JPG files in a subdirectory called Charts. The Anonymous Web user needs create/read/write access to this subdirectory.
Test that the SPC-PC IV Explorer Web Interface application can be run from a computer that has a browser and access to the web server.
- For MS Access databases, use Windows Explorer to verify that the Anonymous Web User has change (read and write) privileges for the folder noted in the Path statement in the spcweb.config file above.
- If using SQL Server, Install SQL Server Native Client, then ensure the Anonymous Web User has change (read and write) privileges for the database.
- The URL will be dependent upon the domain name used by the web server. For a domain name of acme.com, the URL would be http://www.acme.com/SPCExplorerRT
- If no users show up on the Login Page then no users in SPC database are setup to be a "Web User Administrator". You can assign the Web User Administrator property to as many users as you have Web Administrator licenses, and the Web User Viewer property to as many users as you have Web Viewer licenses
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