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New install web site issues

Hi all. New to Act. I am reinstalling the software because the person who initially set this up over a year ago never got it up and running. I went through the process of installing, I am using a domain admin at present, I created the database on the root of the C drive instead of in the user folder (what's up with that anyway??) and I have not set up impersonation because I have absolutely no freaking idea what the heck that is!

 

Now in IIS Manager, there was never a web site created for the install. If you are not using IIS, then I need to know how to access the web portal on the server. There does not seem to be anything in the help file on the subject.


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‎09-25-2015 03:20 AM
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Re: New install web site issues

NVM. I figured this out. Apparently, you go to the IP or name of the Act server and add /AFPW to the end of the URL. Not obvious at first.

 

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Accepted by topic author slylabs13
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Re: New install web site issues

NVM. I figured this out. Apparently, you go to the IP or name of the Act server and add /AFPW to the end of the URL. Not obvious at first.

 

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http://localhost/APFW from the server

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Re: New install web site issues

Thanks it was the APFW part of the URL that was not immediately obvious. Also, I renamed the host after sharing the database and had to work through all of that. At least I have a much better understanding of how all this works.

 

Still not sure what all the hoopla about using an impersonation account though. Is that so databases shared from a users profile can be accessed by impersonating an administrator? I have to say, the articles out there on how to do this are quite cryptic. I avoided all that by creating the database in a folder at the root of the C drive, then giving all domain users read/write access. Not sure if that is advisable, but frankly going about this the prescribed way seems onerous.