• Start the DNS management console

  • Right click within your domain and select "New Host (A)" to create a new DNS A record.

  • Enter the name from which you wish to access the XIA Automation Server. In the example, xiaserver is used however any valid value can be used.

  • Enter the IP address of the XIA Automation Server

  • Click "Add Host"

  • Close the DNS management console

  • Ensure that Microsoft Internet Information Server is installed in Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs > Windows Components > Application Server

  • Under Internet Information Services (IIS), ensure that the following components are installed:
    Common Files
    Internet Information Services Manager
    World Wide Web Service

  • Under the World Wide Web Service, ensure that the following components are installed:
    World Wide Web Service

  • If the .NET Framework 3.5 is not installed, please download and install this from the Microsoft web site.

  • In the IIS Management Console, ensure that the ASP.NET v2.0.50727 extension is installed and set to Allowed:

More information can be found in the following Microsoft support article http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871179 - please note that the steps to execute setspn.exe are automatically performed by the XIA Automation Server installer.