To install and/or configure all the necessary software applications on the web server that are required for the iShare web application and iShare Studio management console.

This, together with the iShare System Administration and iShare Studio topics should enable the IT administrator to install and configure the iShare web site.

The following are the main steps to this process:


It is assumed that you have a suitably specified server on which to install the aforementioned applications and that the IT administrator has some knowledge of MapServer technology.

Server Specification

Please see the Pre-requisites section in the Release Notes for the version of iShare you are installing for the current Server Specification.

One thing to be aware of is that the default machine.config file (C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\CONFIG) has HTTP GET and HTTP POST requests disabled by default. This will cause the iShare “Multi Info” tool to return a protocol error.

Uncomment the <add name="HttpPost"/> and <add name="HttpGet"/> values found towards the bottom of the machine.config file.

Anti Virus Requirements

Please ask your Network team to exclude iShare from any Anti Virus scanning i.e.

  • Postgres data director (e.g: d:\program files (x86)\Postgresql)
  • MapServer (e.g. d:\mapserver)
  • iShare (e.g. d:\astun\ishare and e:\isharedata)

You also need to exclude Windows Defender from scanning itself e.g.

  • Windows Defender (C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Security Client)

See Also

iShare Folder Structure

IIS Naming Conventions