Speed up page loading of the Web Portal on IIS 7.5

When the web server that hosts the Web Portal uses IIS 7.5, you can speed up page loading by installing the Microsoft Application Initialization Module for IIS 7.5. You can download this extension at http://www.iis.net/downloads/microsoft/application-initialization.

In addition, when the Web Portal is installed on a device running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, you also need to change the ApplicationHost.config file:

  1. Run Notepad as administrator.
  2. In Notepad, open the applicationHost.config file located at %WINDIR%\system32\inetsrv\config.
  3. Under the <applicationPools> section for the RES > Identity Director application pool, add startMode="AlwaysRunning".
  4. In the <sites> section, enter the following information (adjust the physical path and binding information to your situation):
    <site name="IT Store" id="2" serverAutoStart="true">
    <application path="/" applicationPool="IT Store">
    <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\RES Software\IT Store\Web Portal\IT Store" />
    </application>
    <application path="/Intranet" applicationPool="IT Store" preloadEnabled="true">
    <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\RES Software\IT Store\Web Portal\Windows Auth" />
    </application>
    <application path="/Mobile" applicationPool="MobileGateway" preloadEnabled="true">
    <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\RES Software\IT Store\Web Portal\MobileGateway" />
    </application>
    <application path="/Management" applicationPool="IT Store Management" preloadEnabled="true">
    <virtualDirectory path="/" physicalPath="C:\Program Files (x86)\RES Software\IT Store\Web Console" />
    </application>
    <bindings>
    <binding protocol="http" bindingInformation="*:443:it.restest.nl" />
    </bindings>
    </site>
  5. Save your changes.

On Microsoft Windows 2012 Server and Windows 2012 R2 Server, you can make these configuration changes in the IIS Manager.


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