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Enterprise Server overview
The Enterprise Server Installer includes the Database, PIN server, Admin web portal, and Client download page.
The Enterprise Server contains four components:
- Microsoft SQL database (No other SQL databases are supported): Maintains all status information for the Intel Unite® solution infrastructure.
- Web Service: A standardized messaging service that communicates with the database and the hubs and clients.
- Administration Portal website: Manages hubs and clients, generates statistics, and provides monitoring and alerting.
- Client download landing webpage: Contains the Intel Unite® software for the client.
It's important to know that the hubs and clients locate your Enterprise Server on your network infrastructure through one of the following two methods:
- ServerConfig.xml file
- DNS Service Record
Use the DNS service record as this record enables zero-touch configuration for the client and hub.
Enterprise Server pre-installation
- Verify that the server meets the minimum software and hardware requirements specified.
- Verify that Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 or greater is installed on your server. The server installer requires IIS to be enabled; otherwise, it will fail. For help enabling and setting up IIS, see Appendix A (Enabling IIS section) in the Intel Unite® app Enterprise Deployment Guide.
- Make sure you have installed and enabled ASP.NET 4.5.
- Ensure that SSL is enabled in IIS (HTTPS sites should work).
Note Enabling SSL may require you to work with your IT department to install a SHA-2 certificate with a valid root of trust.
- Make sure you have administrative access to Microsoft SQL through Windows authentication or SQL authentication.
- Add a DNS Service record to enable automatic lookup of the Enterprise Server.
Enterprise Server installation
- Locate the Intel Unite Server.mui.msi file and double-click to install on the target servers.
- The installation wizard provides the option to install these components: a Database, Web Service, Client Download page, and Administration Portal.
- Remember to check the database option. This option isn't enabled by default for the server where you're planning to have it installed.
- After launching Intel Unite Server.mui.msi, accept the license agreement by checking the I accept the terms in the License Agreement box.
- Click Next to continue to the Database Server window.
- In the Database Server window, select the Database Server Connection Details. Available options are:
- In the SQL Hostname box, (local) is the default value for the SQL Server. You can change it by editing your Hostname or leave the default value (Leave (local) if SQL is installed on the same server).
- The default value for the Server is Trusted (Windows Authentication), (if you're already logged on). Or select Specify Username and Password (SQL Authentication) if you have valid credentials that have access to the database and prefer SQL authentication. If you choose the latter, make sure you test the database connection by clicking Test Connection.
- In the Database Connection/Setup Details section, you need to create a password for UniteServiceUser, which is used to access the new database named UniteServer. Confirm Password in the next box.
- The password must contain at least eight characters, at least one uppercase character, one lowercase character, one digit, and one symbol.
- Click Next to continue to the Custom Setup window for feature selection. Expand the Database feature and select one of the Database features: Will be installed on local hard drive or Entire feature will be installed in local hard drive. This action creates the Database in the SQL Server provided in the previous step.
- Click Next to verify feature selection and begin the installation by clicking Install.
- Click Finish to complete the setup.
Verify that the UniteServer database has been created by using SQL Management Studio Open SQL Management Studio on your server and connect to the SQL Server. Expand Databases on the left-side pane and make sure UniteServer Database has been created.
- Verify the installation was successful by accessing the Admin Portal (if it's installed on the server along with the database and PIN Server). Follow the link: https://<yourservername>/admin
Default admin account:
Note If you receive an error page when accessing the Admin Portal that complains about a specific XML tag in the Web.config, remove the tag from the Web.config in the top level of the portal’s virtual directory. This tag is accessible from the IIS management console.
- Verify that the Web Service installation was successful. Follow the link: https://<yourservername>/unite/ccservice.asmx
- Select GetProfile.
- Enter test in the value field and press invoke.
- Verify that you can view a default profile in the XML file as shown below. This default profile indicates that the PIN service can access the database and successfully retrieve data.
- You have now installed Enterprise Server.