How to install the Deployment Server web console on a Windows 2008 server

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How do I install the Deployment Solution Web Console to run on Windows 2008 or 2012 Server?

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  1. Add the Web Server (IIS) Role and the following role services (names may look slightly different in 2012):
    1. Application Development\ASP.NET
    2. Application Development\ASP
    3. Security\Basic Authentication
    4. Security\Windows Authentication
    5. Management Tools\IIS 6 Management Compatibility
  2. If your Windows Server 2008/2012 is x64, run the following command to allow the 32-bit Web Console to run on IIS:  cscript %SystemDrive%\inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32bitAppOnWin64 1
  3. Download and use the .net 1.1 from this site.  http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/472/how-to-install-aspnet-11-with-iis7-on-vista-and-windows-2008/ (note that these instructions still apply to 2012 but the settings may look different than the article references. It should work correctly as long as you install the 3 included files in the article)
  4. If the Deployment Solution Web Console is not already installed, install it now.
  5. In IIS Manager, go to DSWeb, then "Basic Settings..."  Change the Application Pool to "Classic .NET AppPool". In some versions this may also read ".NET 4.5 classic".
  6. Reboot your server. (restarting IIS may be sufficient without rebooting)