How to install dtSearch Web on Windows Server 2003

Last Reviewed: August 5, 2013

Article: DTS0186

Applies to: dtSearch Web 6, 7


Before you install

(1) Make sure that the Internet Information Service (IIS) is installed.   By default, IIS is not installed in Windows 2003, so you must either use Add/Remove Programs or Configure Your Server to set it up.

(2) Log in as the Administrator or a user with equivalent rights.   Other user accounts will not have sufficient permissions to enable a web application.

Installing dtSearch Web

(1) Run dtSearch Web Setup.  When you install dtSearch Web, note the location where dtisapi6.dll was copied (you may need it in step 4 under "Registering dtSearch Web", below).  

(2) When dtSearch Web Setup asks if it can register dtSearch Web with Internet Information Services, answer Yes to have dtSearch Web Setup take care of this automatically.  If you prefer to register dtSearch Web yourself, please see "Registering dtSearch Web," below.

Registering dtSearch Web

Windows 2003 Server has a "Web Service Extension" manager that prevents a web application from running unless it is specifically enabled.  When an application is invoked and it has not been enabled, a 404 ("Not Found") error results.  This article describes steps to register dtSearch Web with the Web Service Extensions manager.

(1) Open Internet Information Services Manager

(2) Open ISAPI and CGI Restrictions

(3) Click "Add..."

(4) Under ISAPI or CGI path, locate the dtisapi6.dll file under the c:\inetpub folder, and select it.

(5) Under "Description" enter "dtSearch Web"

(6) Click OK.