Setting Up the Operating Environment

An Enterprise Server for .NET installation can operate in the following environments:
  • Operating systems:
    • Windows 7 or later
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 or later

    You need to install the additional Windows features on these platforms.

  • IIS with selected additional Windows features
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
The following application software and Windows features need to be in place:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 or later. For beta or development installations, SQL Server Express 2008 R2 or later is sufficient.
    • This can be downloaded from The Microsoft SQL Server download site

    • Be aware that newer versions of SQL server might not be compatible with earlier versions of windows.

    • You will need SQL server management studio running on a machine somewhere (either the local machine or on the network) to be able to manage SQL server.

    • Make sure that the tcpip protocol is enabled in the SQL configuration manager.
  • If you are developing applications:
    1. Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or later
    2. Micro Focus Enterprise Developer.
  • 3270 terminal emulator, for example Rumba.
  • Additional Windows features:

    From Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows features on or off, select the following:

    • Internet Information Services
      • Web Management Tools:
        • IIS 6 Management Compatibility (select all available features)
        • IIS Management Console
        • IIS Management Scripts and Tools
        • IIS Management Service
      • World Wide Web Services:
        • Application Development Features:
          • .NET Extensibility
          • ASP.NET
          • Common Http Features: Add all available features
          • Health and Diagnostics: Add all available features
          • Security:
            • Basic Authentication
            • Windows Authentication
    • Microsoft .NET framework 3.5.1
      • Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation
      • Windows Communication Foundation Non-HTTP Activation
  • TCP port sharing

    Start the NET.TCP port sharing service.

    See help topics on how to enable and configure the NET.TCP port sharing service, for further information.

  • WebSphere MQ

    The WebSphere MQ .NET Managed Code Client will need to be installed if your CICS or batch applications make use of the WebSphere MQ MQI verbs. Supported versions of the MQ .NET managed code client are:

    • WebSphere MQ or later
    • WebSphere MQ 8.0 or later