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    Question EdExcel Promissor Enterprise SiteManager - server without IIS needed?

    I've just sat down to install this for the first time. The installation guide says gives among the pre-installation tasks:

    Ensure that IIS in NOT running on the machine. This does need to be installed on a server machine.
    Is that essential? I don't have a server (Server 2003) that isn't running IIS. It's a bit vague, but by 'server machine' does it really mean Server 2000/2003 or will XP do?

    What problems would Server 2003 with IIS cause anyway?

    My first instinct is to install create a VM running XP Pro and install it on that. I'll see how it goes.

    Any suggestions?

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    It doesn't need to run on a server for the ESM, it runs fine on a desktop.

    The server-side is simply a file server so even samba will do. The entire program is misleading- especially in a thin client environment when (the administrator is the client that gets installed on the server for the kids whilst the ESM is the servier that is installed on a client for the administrator????)

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    Depends on how many clients connecting to it I suppose and if you'll hit the XP limit.

    It will install on a machine with IIS as long as you don't have any sites on port 80 as the program needs to use it for itself.

    Ben

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on how many clients connecting to it I suppose and if you'll hit the XP limit.

    It will install on a machine with IIS as long as you don't have any sites on port 80 as the program needs to use it for itself.

    Ben

    I thought the client software (the administrator program) only talk to the file-server - not the ESM, hence it was ok to install the ESM on an XP as long as teh file server was on a samba/NT server. Can someone confirm ?

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    Thanks for that - I'm setting up a VM with XP now for the server (or SiteManager as they call it). You're right about the confusing terminology. The client is called administrator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Depends on how many clients connecting to it I suppose and if you'll hit the XP limit.

    It will install on a machine with IIS as long as you don't have any sites on port 80 as the program needs to use it for itself.

    Ben

    Thanks. I've only got one client so dhould be OK. This is a lot of work for one student!

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    I just set this up the other day on a Windows 2000 Server with out the IIS installed worked ok if you have anty problem post will try to help

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    I've just sat down to install this too and whenever I try and start the ESM server it says "error 18, connection to port 80 makes sure IIS is not running". IIS is not running in services

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    oops it's 2009 isn't it!

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