The LobbyCentral installer will automatically create the Application Pool and Application reference. By default, the application pool is called "LobbyCentral" and the application is installed under Default Web Site. This is the recommended practice.


However, you may opted to do this manually by clicking the "Skip IIS installation" box during installation. This is useful in cases where you do not want the application to be installed under the Default Web Site.


Please note that you must have an application pool set to use the .NET Framework 4.0. It is highly recommended that you do not share this pool with other applications. An Application Pool is designed to isolate applications from other each other. This prevents a poorly designed app from crashing other applications.


These steps apply to Windows Server 2008 or higher.


To create the LobbyCentral Application Pool

  1. Open IIS Manager
  2. Right-click on Application Pools and choose Add Application Pool.
  3. In the Name field, enter LobbyCentral.
  4. Select the .NET Framework 4.0.30319
  5. Click OK
  6. In the Application Pools list, right click on the LobbyCentral pool and choose Advanced Settings
  7. Locate the Process Model section and change Idle-Time-out from 20 to 720.
  8. Click OK

To create the LobbyCentral Application Link
  1. Open IIS Manager
  2. Expand Sites
  3. Create a new Web Site or if you are adding it as an application under Default Web Site, skip this step.  If creating a new web site, set the Site Name to LobbyCentral and skip to step 6. 
  4. Right click Default Web Site and choose Add Application.
  5. In the Alias field, enter servicecenterweb.
  6. Select the LobbyCentral application pool
  7. Set the Physical Path to c:\program files(x86)\fuhr software\lobbycentral\web
  8. Click OK

When creating a new website (not recommended), you must specify a different port or supply a host header name.   IIS will not allow multiple websites to share port 80, which is the default port for HTTP requests.   Users will either access the site such as http://servername:8082 or http://lobbycentral.servername/. Please contact Microsoft support for assistance on changing ports and/or host headers.

If LobbyCentral is added as an application under the default web site, users will access LobbyCentral at http://servername/servicecenterweb