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Lasso Professional 8.6 & FileMaker Server 11 for IIS 7 on 64-bit Windows

Lasso Professional 8 and FileMaker Server 11 can be hosted on a single 64-bit Windows machine running IIS. However, Lasso and FileMaker require their own individual websites due to Lasso using a 64-bit connector while FileMaker uses a 32-bit connector.

Configure Lasso and FileMaker

Follow these steps:

Install IIS

  • Win 2008
    • Open 'Server Manager'
    • Select 'Roles' node
    • Scroll to 'Roles Summary
    • Click 'Add Roles'
    • Check 'Web Server (IIS)'
    • Follow through installation wizard
  • Win 7
    • Open 
    • Click 'Programs'
    • Click 'Turn Windows features on or off'
    • Check 'Internet Information Services'
    • Follow through installation wizard

Install FileMaker Server

  • Use Deployment Assistant to configure IIS
  • Follow these instructions only if you plan on sharing web root
    • Remove 'web.config' file placed in C:\inetpub\wwwroot\
    • Add ISAPI filter
      • Select server node (not a Site)
      • Select 'ISAPI Filters'
      • Click 'Add'
        • Filter Name: FM Web Publishing
        • Executable: - C:\Program Files (x86)\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\web-server-support\iis\isapi_redirect.dll
      • Click 'OK'
    • Select 'ISAPI and CGI Restrictions'
      • Click 'Add'
        • ISAPI or CGI Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\FileMaker\FileMaker Server\Web Publishing\publishing-engine\web-server-support\iis\isapi_redirect.dll
        • Description: FM Web Publishing
        • Check 'Allow extension path to execute'
      • Click 'Ok'

‚ÄčInstall Lasso Professional 8.6

  • Choose Custom Installation
  • Unselect IIS features
    • IIS Connector
    • IIS Connector (WIN64)
  • Configure IIS
    • Create new Website
    • Assign new website its own Application Pool
    • Follow instructions for configuring IIS for Lasso
    • Select newly created site node
      • Select 'ISAPI Filters'
      • Remove 'FMIPHP' ISAPI Filter
      • If you added the 'FM Web Publishing' ISAPI Filter to the server node
        • Remove 'FM Web Publishing' ISAPI Filter
    • Edit Application Pool for new site
      • Select Application Pool
      • Click Advanced Settings
      • Set "Enable 32-bit Applications' to False


FileMaker is not functioning correctly.

  • Use 'Deployment Assistant' to reconfigure IIS
    • Open 'FileMaker Service Admin Console'
    • Select 'FileMaker Server Overview' node
    • Click 'Edit Server Deployment'
    • Follow 'Deployment Assistance' instructions to reconfigure IIS

FileMaker is still not functioning correctly after using 'Deployment Assistant.'

  • Uninstall & reinstall FileMaker Server
  • Open 'Control Panel'
  • Click 'Uninstall a Program'
  • Uninstall 'FileMaker Server 11'
  • Run 'FileMaker Server 11' installer



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