Enabling Internet Information Services (IIS) Components

The Internet Information Services (IIS) components listed on this page must be enabled on the M-Files Web server before web and mobile access can be set up.
Note: If you use M-Files Web (instead of the classic M-Files Web), you must also have the URL Rewrite and Application Request Routing IIS modules installed on the IIS server.

Here are the steps to enable the features with Microsoft Windows Server 2019. Refer to Microsoft Windows instructions for other operating system versions.

  1. Open Server Manager.
  2. In the Dashboard view, click Add roles and features.
  3. In Before You Begin, click Next.
  4. In Installation type, select Role-based or feature-based installation and click Next.
  5. In Server Selection, select your server and click Next.
  6. In Server Roles, enable the roles listed here.
    Path Role name
    Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Common HTTP Features Default Document
    Directory Browsing
    HTTP Errors
    Static Content
    HTTP Redirection
    Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Performance All roles
    Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Security Request Filtering
    Basic Authentication
    Windows Authentication
    Web Server (IIS) > Web Server > Application Development All roles
    Web Server (IIS) > Management Tools All roles
  7. In Features, enable the features listed here.
    • .NET Framework 4.7 Features > .NET Framework 4.7
    • .NET Framework 4.7 Features > ASP.NET 4.7
    • IIS Hostable Web Core
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Install.
  10. When the installation is complete, click Close.
You now have the neccesary IIS components installed. Next, you can enable web and mobile access on the selected server computer.