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Prerequisite 3: Enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility (SharePoint 2019)


In order to run ShortPoint on your SharePoint 2019 On-Premise environment, it will need the capability to read Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) information from your server’s Internet Information Services (IIS) configuration. This functionality becomes available once IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility is enabled and installed.


You will find the steps on how to configure this in the following support article.


Short walkthrough for advanced users

If you are familiar with the required interface to complete this process, please go ahead and follow these steps:

  1. Login to your SharePoint 2019 Farm Server
  2. Open Windows PowerShell as administrator
  3. Execute the following PowerShell commands:
  • import-module servermanager
  • install-windowsfeature web-metabase


If done successfully, you are ready to move to the next step in installing ShortPoint on your SharePoint 2019 environment.


Step-by-step Tutorial

Here are key information and detailed steps on how to enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility on SharePoint 2019 On-Premise environments.


TABLE OF CONTENTS


This article is for you if

  • You are running ShortPoint SPFx package on SharePoint 2019 On-Premise
  • You have local administrator access on your SharePoint Farm Servers and are able to add Server Roles and Features to your environment

How to enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility

There are two ways to configure IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility on your environment. One is through Windows PowerShell and another through Windows Server Manager. Select the option that you are most familiar and comfortable with.


Option 1: Enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility with PowerShell

Follow these steps if you wish to enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility through Windows PowerShell.


Step 1: Run Windows Management Shell

Look for the Windows PowerShell application through the search box on your Windows taskbar.  Right-click on the app and select to Run it as an administrator.


run Windows PowerShell


Step 2: Execute PowerShell commands

A PowerShell administrator window will appear. Follow these steps to execute the required commands:

  • First, type the command import-module servermanager and hit Enter.


import command

  • Then type the  command install-windowsfeature web-metabase and press Enter to complete the process.


install command


Once completed you are all set to proceed to the next steps in installing ShortPoint on your ShortPoint 2019 environment.


Option 2: Enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility using Windows Server Manager

Follow these steps if you wish to enable IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility through Windows Server Manager.


Step 1: Launch Server Manager

Open the Windows Start Menu, select Administrative Tools, and open Server Manager.


Windows Start


Step 2: Open the Add Roles and Features wizard


On the top left portion of the window, you will find a navigation pane. Click Manage and select Add Roles and features from the dropdown to launch the wizard window.


Add roles and features


Step 3: Enable IIS 6 Management Compatibility

On the Add Roles and Features wizard, hit the Next button until you reach the Server Roles options. In the Select Role Services pane, scroll down to the Web Server IIS section, expand Management Tools, and select the tick box to enable IIS 6 Management Compatibility. Also, select to enable all its sub-features.


Server Roles


Step 4: Proceed to Install Selections

Click Next on the succeeding windows until you reach the Confirm Installations Selections pane and press Install.

Once the installation is complete, you can hit Close to exit the Add Roles and Features wizard.


You now have IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility enabled in your environment. Go ahead and continue to do Installation Step 1: Upload ShortPoint SPFx to App Catalog (SharePoint 2019).


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