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Activating Windows Server 2016 Roles and Features


As the WEBfactory i4SCADA Product can be installed for the Windows Server 2016, check out our step-based tutorial, to activate the necessary Role and Features.

In order to ensure that your operating system is compatible and ready to use i4SCADA application, following Features need to be added to Windows Server 2016:

  1. Open the Server Manager 2016, as Administrator.

  2. By default the Server Manager Dashboard is displayed. 

  3. Select Add roles and features.

  4. The Add Roles and Features Wizard is displayed. Follow the wizard until reaching the Features section. 

  5. Expand the first Features node: .NET Framework 3.5 Features. Mark the .NET Framework 3.5 check-box and all sub-nodes. 

  6. It may be the case that sub-nodes, such as HTTP Activation require further features activation. In this case, an Add Roles and Features Wizard dialog pops-up displaying those features:

  7. Click the Add Features button. You will recognize that the HTTP Activation feature is now set.

  8. Continue with setting the Non-HTTP Activation feature. 

  9. Proceed with the .NET Framework 4.6 Features, the same as with the 3.5 ones. Make sure all the features are set. In case some of the nodes require activation of further features, proceed as described in steps 6 and 7.

  10. Click Next in the Add Features and Roles Wizard until reaching the Web Server Role (IIS) section.

  11. Clicking Next will lead you to the Role Services sub-section. 

  12. Make sure that Role Services nodes and sub-nodes are checked and click Next.


    Following Web Server Role Services should be selected at a minimum:

    • Common HTTP Features

      • Default Document

      • Default Browsing

      • HTTP Errors

      • Static Content

    • Security

      • Request Filtering

      • Windows Authentication

    • Application Development

      • .NET Extensibility 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

      • .NET Extensibility 4.5

      • ASP.NET 3.5 (if .NET Framework 3.5 is installed)

      • ASP.NET 4.5

      • ISAPI Extensions

      • ISAPI Filters

  13. In the Confirmation section a warning is displayed: "Do you need to specify an alternate source path?". If the target computer does not have access to Windows Update, click the Specify an alternate source path link to specify the path to the \sources\sxs folder on the installation media and then click OK."

    After you have specified the alternate source, or if the target computer has access to Windows Update, click the X next to the warning, and then click Install.

  14. The Results section is opened. The progress of the processing tasks is displayed in a bar.

  15. Once progress is finished, click Close. It might be necessary that you restart your computer.