This article discusses Lasso Server 9.3 installation for the AMD64 CPU version of Windows Server 2012.
Note that this release is still in Beta and should not be used on production machines until on a full supported release.
[Before you start: make sure Lassosoft.com is permitted in your servers default browser1.]
1. Lasso Server The Lasso Server 9.3 for Windows Server 2012 installer download can be found from the download-archive page http://www.lassosoft.com/downloads_browse
On that page, navigate to "Lasso Server", then to "BETA" (this will be moved into the main WIN directory on official release), then select to download the Lasso 9.3 executable installer corresponding to your needs. Choose one of:
2. Web Services: Either
Apache 2.2: Lasso-Server-with-Instance-Manager-Apache2.2-9.3.0.exe
Microsoft Internet Information Services: Lasso-Server-with-Instance-Manager-IIS-9.3.0.ex (not ready yet)
Lasso 9.3 requires ImageMagick 6.7.7-7-Q16. As of January 14th, 2015, this file can be found here: http://ftp.sunet.se/pub/multimedia/graphics/ImageMagick/binaries/ImageMagick-6.7.7-7-Q16-windows-x64-dll.exe
To install IIS, follow these steps. If it's already installed, please review the "Role Services" step below to ensure that "ISAPI Extensions" and "ISAPI Filters" are installed.
Open the "Server Manager", as shown below.
If you are using Apache instead of IIS, follow these instructions.
These instructions are not yet available. Please see the instructions for Lasso 9.2: http://www.lassosoft.com/Lasso-Server-9-Windows-Installation-Guide?#heading5
Lasso 9.3 with LUX requires ImageMagick 6.7.7-7-Q16. You will need to install this from the file you downloaded earlier. Be sure to "Add application directory to your system path" during its installation.
Installing Lasso 9.3 for Windows Server 2012 is very simple. Double-click the installer file you'd downloaded earlier, read and be sure to accept the agreement, then perform a "Typical" installation. During installation, certain dependencies might need to be installed, such as the "Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributable (x64)" software.
After installation, navigate to the LUX (LassoUser-eXperience) Admin panel by using the following path:
NOTE: update "localhost" with the correct IP or hostname if needed
Instructions are not yet available. Please see the instructions for Lasso 9.2 as a guide, noting that the section for the 'Instance Manager' is no longer relevant.
Read through the Release Notes page that contains a screen by screen walkthrough of the new LUX admin interface. This is found here: http://www.lassosoft.com/Lasso-9-3-release-notes
Important: Previous versions of Lasso Server 9.x must not be installed on your Windows Server 2012 before installing Lasso Server 9.3.
1In a default installation of Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Internet Explorer is set to block most web-sites.
In order to visit the Lassosoft web-site, you'll need to add an exception. Visit LassoSoft's download-archive page from your Servers Browser at http://www.lassosoft.com/downloads_browse
Then click the "Add" button to add the Lassosoft.com web-site to the list of allowed web-sites.
Then click the "Close" button.
Please note that periodically LassoSoft will go through the notes and may incorporate information from them into the documentation. Any submission here gives LassoSoft a non-exclusive license and will be made available in various formats to the Lasso community.