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how to install and configure websitepanel windows 2008 server

How to Install and Configure WebsitePanel Windows 2008 Server
Step 1: Web Platform Installer

If you don’t already have the Microsoft Web Platform Installer (WPI) installed on the server, visit
, and click the “Download” link. (As Microsoft regularly updates this page, the screen shot below may look differently than the page you visit).

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* Note that due to default security settings on the server, Internet Explorer may restrict you from either visiting certain websites or downloading from them. If you are not able to download from the WPI page, open up the Server Manager from the Start Menu, then click the link for “Configure IE ESC.” When the configuration box appears, you will then have the option to turn off the IE security configuration. You may want to turn the security configuration back on after you have finished downloading all of the items you need from the web, including the SmarterBundle software.

Next, you’ll be prompted to run or save the file. Choose “Run.”

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You may encounter a security warning confirming that you do, in fact, wish to run the software. Click “Run.”

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After a few seconds, the Web Platform Installer will open and appear on your server’s desk top. Click on the “Web Platform” tab on the upper left side of the window.

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Under the Database section, click “Customize.”

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Select the SQL Server Express 2008 options, then click the “Install” below.

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You’ll then need to review the items you’ve selected for installation, then click “I Accept.”

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Because you are installing SQL, the Web Platform Installer will prompt you to select an authentication mode. Choose “Mixed Mode,” then provide a strong password that includes at least a number and special character.

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A status bar will appear while SQL is installed on the server. This process may take some time.

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You may also be prompted to restart the server one or more times when installing items from the Web Platform Installer.

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Once completed, you’ll be greeted with the following screen. Click “Finish” to return to the Web Platform Installer.

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To install the latest .NET Framework from Microsoft, or PHP, click the “Customize” link for the Frameworks and Runtimes section of the Web Platform Installer.

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Select the items you wish to install, then click the “Install” button below.

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WebsitePanel also tightly integrates with Microsoft’s Web App Gallery module. The Web App Gallery will allow you, or your hosting customers, to easily install a number of popular web applications.

In order for WebsitePanel to work with the Web App Gallery, you will need to install “Web Deployment Tool”, which can be found under the “What's New” tab of the WPI.

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Step2: Installing WebsitePanel

For download WebsitePanel setup file visit and follow the bellow instructions


Double click the WebsitePanel Installer icon on your server’s desktop. If you are not able to run the installer, you may need to right-click on the icon, then Run as Administrator.

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When the WebsitePanel Installer opens, click “View Available Components.”

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Click the “Install” link for “WebsitePanel Standalone Server Setup.”

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On the Setup Wizard, click “Next.”

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You’ll then need to read and agree to the terms of the License Agreement.

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The wizard will perform a system configuration check. This process may take a couple of minutes. Once completed, and all statuses show as “success,” click “Next.”

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On the next step, you’ll need to select an IP address for the WebsitePanel portal. If you are only working with the 2 standard IP addresses that came included with your server purchase (e.g. you did not purchase additional IP blocks), go ahead and select your primary (machine) IP address. Note that the port number is 9001.

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Next will be database settings. Do not change the SQL Server or Authentication fields. They should remain as “localhost\sqlexpress” and “Windows Authentication.” You can, however, change the Database name if you wish, but you can click “Next” without making any changes.

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Provide a strong password; this will be for the “Serveradmin” account for WebsitePanel.

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The installation process may take several minutes; once completed, click “Next.”

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Congratulations, WebsitePanel is now installed. On the last step of the wizard, click “Finish.”

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Your WebsitePanel portal will now be accessible from any internet-connected web browser by visiting http:[the IP address used on step 7]:9001.

For example,

Step 3: Installing SmarterStats

If your received a SmarterBundle from SmarterTools with your dedicated/VPS purchase from us, you will need to locate the download and licensing email you received from SmarterTools. This email will provide you with the direct URL to download the latest version of SmarterStates. Alternately, you can visit the SmarterTools website and locate the SmarterStats product page to find the download location. Be sure to visit the download location with your server’s web browser.

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Once you download the file, click “Run.”

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You may encounter a security warning confirming that you do, in fact, wish to run the software. Click “Run.”

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Once the SmarterStats wizard appears, click “Next.”

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You will then need to Accept the terms of the license agreement, then click “Next.”

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Next, you can select a destination folder for the installation, or click “Next” to use the default location (recommended).

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Once the wizard is complete, click “Finish.”

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A new browser page will open, letting you know that SmarterStats is initializing, after which you will be prompted with a Welcome screen. From here, you’ll need to provide an admin Username and Password for your SmarterStats installation. Once you provide the user information, click “Next.”

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Next, leave the SmarterLogs path and select the appropriate Time Zone from the dropdown. Then click “Next.”

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On the next step, you will be prompted to “Add a Site.” Because we will be adding sites through WebsitePanel, you can select the option “Continue without adding a site” from the dropdown.

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Then click “Next.”

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The initial setup for SmarterStats is finished at this point. Click “Finish.”

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Now, for better performance, we’ll want to turn off the built-in web server for SmarterStats and then configure it to run in IIS. To do this, go to your server’s start menu, then click “Computer.”

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Double-click “SYSTEM (CSmile.”

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Double-click “Program Files (x86).”

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Double-click “SmarterTools.”

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Double-click “SmarterStats.”

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Double-click “Web Server.”

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Double-click “STWebConfig.”

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On the “Web Server Config” dialog box, click “Stop.” This will stop the SmarterStats web server.

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On the “Startup Mode“ dropdown, select “Disabled.”

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Click “Apply.”
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Click “Close.”

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Open up (or go to) IIS Manager, which you can reach from the Start Menu > Administrative tools.

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In IIS Manager, on the Connections pane, click on “Sites.”

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On the Actions pane, click “Add Web Site…”

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On the “Add Web Site” dialog box, enter in SmarterStats for the “Site name“ field. The “Application Pool” field will auto-populate with the same name.

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For “Physical path,” click the browse button.

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Browse to C: > Program Files (x86) > SmarterTools > SmarterStats > MRS. Then click OK.

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Under the “Binding“ section, select your Machine IP address (the same IP address you used for the WebsitePanel portal) from the dropdown. Note that the port number is “80.”

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Click “OK.“ Be sure that the checkbox for “Start Web site immediately” is checked.

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Using a web browser that is not located on your server, visit http://your-machine-IP:80, where “your-machine-IP” is the IP address you used to set up SmarterStats in IIS. For example: Don’t for get to specify the port “80” in the address.

On the login page, enter in “admin” for the Site ID, the username you set up for the System Administrator, and the password. Then click Login.

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Go to “Settings.”

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Expand the “Defaults” node, then expand the “Activation” node, then select “Licensing.”

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Click “Activate.”

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Enter in your SmarterStats license key, which is located on your SmarterBundle email from SmarterTools, then click “Next.”

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Provide the email address and password associated with your SmarterBundle, which is also located in your SmarterTools email, then click “Next.”

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Your SmarterStats license is now active; click “Finish.”

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Now follow next step by visiting How to Install SmarterMail and Configure Windows Firewall on WebSitePanel
(This post was last modified: 10-11-2011, 03:28 PM by UltratechHost.)

Dinesh Kumar Mohanty
Ultra Web Solutions®
Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India.

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