hglab on windows server 2003

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Declan Kennedy

18 Aug, 2015 12:20 PM

I'd like to install hglab on a windows 2003 server, your Prerequisites page suggested contacting hglab support and here I am. Can you help me?

I'm currently using an evaluation license but all going well I will be purchasing a license.

I've no problem using an older version if that is what is required, for now my management requirements are pretty basic and hopefully by the time they are more exacting we'll have upgraded from 2003.

Thank you in advance.

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 19 Aug, 2015 09:02 AM

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    I can assist you over TeamViewer, if it is permitted in your organization.

  2. 2 Posted by DeKennedy on 19 Aug, 2015 11:31 AM

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    Hi Anton,

    I appreciate the offer and it would be great for me but that is not going
    to be possible, as you thought this is not allowed by HID (we're in the
    business of secure documents etc.).

    Is there a way I could do this with some instructions and another

    Best Regards

    Declan Kennedy
    Snr. Software Engineer
    Office: +353 (0) 91 572754 | Fax: +353 91 506901
    Mobile: +353 87 2485765 | Skype: hidglobal.gal.dekennedy
    [email blocked]


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Anton Gogolev on 27 Aug, 2015 02:14 PM

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    Apologies for the delay!

    First off, you will have to follow everything up until "Installing HgLab"
    in this document:


    Next, download the non-MSI version of HgLab 1.9.1:


    Extract someplace nice. By default HgLab installs to C:\Program Files
    (x86)\HgLab HQ\HgLab, but you can pick whatever location fits you.

    Now, you'll need to create a directory where HgLab will be storing all the
    repositories, logs, etc. It should be outside of the installation
    directory, it should not be on a UNC share. Make sure that both IIS_IUSRS
    and IUSR have read and write access to this directory.

    Next, open up Web.config and edit two lines.

    On line 22 in attribute "value" enter the full path to HgLab Home Directory
    (the one where it will be storing data)

    On line 26 in attribute "connectionString" enter the connection string to
    the HgLab Database.

    Next, you'll need to create a Virtual Directory in IIS and point it to
    where you extracted HgLab:


    And that should essentially do the trick.

  4. 4 Posted by DeKennedy on 27 Aug, 2015 02:51 PM

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    Hi Anton, thank you very much for coming back to me, since I wasn't sure
    about getting it up and running on win server 2003 what I am going to do
    is temporarily use a win7 PC and hopefully in the next 3 months out IT
    dept will have a win 2012 server ready and I'll migrate then, So I expect
    I'll be using the latest version on win7 and proceed with buying a licence

    Best Regards

    Declan Kennedy
    Snr. Software Engineer
    Office: +353 (0) 91 572754 | Fax: +353 91 506901
    Mobile: +353 87 2485765 | Skype: hidglobal.gal.dekennedy
    [email blocked]


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