By Daniel Du
A few months ago, I blogged an post about “Install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013 step by step” on Windows 7, and someone argues that Windows 7 is not officially supported OS for AIMS. Yes, he is right, so in this post, I will show you how to install AIMS 2013 in Windows Server 2008.
Before you start, please read the “Installation Help”,"System Requirement" and "ReadMe" first. Documentation is accessible from links at the lower left corner of the installer:
Ensure that your user name has Administrator permissions to install applications on the computer or network.
AIMS 2013 supports both Windows and Linux. Since you come across this blog, you are probably using Windows. For the Infrastructure Map Server Extension, you can use both PHP and .NET on Windows, but if you are going to use Infrastructure Application Extension, .NET is the only option. Here is a table about development language and web server extension configuration.
Language OS Web Server Extension
.net Windows IIS Configuration with .net
php Windows IIS Configuration with php
php Linux Apache with php
Java Windows Apache/Tomcat with Java
Java Linux Apache/Tomcat with Java
In this post, I will use Windows(IIS) + .NET configuration.
Firstly, please add “Web Server(IIS)” role in Server Manager if you have not done that, make sure all Application Development role services are installed:
Now let’s begin, you will see this screen after the setup is launched, please do take some time reading the Installation Help, System Requirement and Readme. Click “Install” to continue.
Read and accept the license agreement:
Input your serial number and product key if you have one, otherwise you can select the first option to try this product for 30 days.
Caution! Do not go too fast in this page. You need to click each item to open the configuration page, otherwise it will install with default configuration.
Click “Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013” to open the server configuration page as below. You can install Map Server and Web Extension on same machine or separate machines.
For “Autodesk Infrastructure Web Server Extension 2013”, as discussed earlier, I am going to use IIS Configuration with .NET Development Environment:
You can install “Autodesk Infrastructure Studio 2013” in next page. In this case, I will skep Infrastructure Studio as I am planning to author my map data from another client PC, not from the Server itself. You can also install “Autodesk Infrastructure Application Extension 2013” and “Autodesk Infrastructure Administrator 2013” if you are going to use industry model.
Now it is all set, you can sit back to have a cup of coffee now.
A few minutes latter, the product will be installed successfully.
Unlike other Autodesk products, Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013 does not start the activation process when you launch the program for the first time. You must manually activate Infrastructure Map Server by clicking Start Programs (or All Programs) Autodesk Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013 Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013 Licensing Activator.
Verifying the Configuration
You can run some simple tests to ensure that the Map Agent and Web Server Extensions are configured properly.
Testing the Map Agent
Ensure that the Infrastructure Map Server is running. The installer configures Infrastructure Map Server as a service. Open Services Management Console by typing “Services.msc” in Start—>Run, check that the service status is Started.
Open a web browser and go to the following URL. If the Web Server Extensions are not running on your local machine, replace localhost with the name or IP address of your server.
Click one test method, for example, “Features” in Service API, then “GetFeatureProviders”, it will get all register FDO providers. Enter Administrator for the user id and admin for the password. Both are case-sensitive.
Testing the Site Administrator
Ensure that the Map Server is running. Open a web browser and go to the following URL.
Enter Administrator for the user id and admin for the password. Both are case-sensitive.
This part is same as “Install Autodesk Infrastructure Map Server 2013 step by step”, here is a screen-shot of IIS setting which works fine for me:
Publish Map to Map Server from Map 3D
It is possible to publish maps, including native DWG files to Infrastructure Map Server from Map 3D very easily, just open the map in Map 3D, and select “Publish to Infrastructure Map Server…” in Maps menu.
Specify the site of Map Server 2013:
Here is notification saying that I have successfully published 1 DWG and some other data.
Connect to Map Server from Infrastructure Studio 2013
I did not install Infrastructure Studio on Windows Server 2008, as I an going to do the authoring work from my laptop. Now I can connect to the Map Server from Infrastructure Studio 2013, which is installed separately. From Infrastructure Studio, I can see the data which I just published from Map 3D:
And here is the screen-shot of map in browser: