The following sections explain how to configure the IIS Agent. It installed as an IIS Module. You would typically enable this module for one or multiple web sites hosted on IIS. It is, however, possible to configure this module globally for the full IIS instance. This enables the IIS Agent for all hosted web sites on that IIS instance.
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The IIS Agent doesn't communicate with the Collector directly, the Web Server Master Agent service talks to the configured Collector on one side and the IIS Agent loaded into IIS on the other.
The Web Server Master Agent must be running as a service when the IIS Agent is loaded.
For an overview of the AppMon Web Server Master Agent technology, see Web Server Master Agent Configuration.
The IIS Agent communicates with the Collector directly. Web Server Master Agent is not needed. See AppMon Agent configuration.
Edit dtwsagent.ini and start Web Server Master Agent
Classic Agent only
<DT_HOME>/agent/conf/dtwsagent.ini file, you may want to at least change the Agent name to be more descriptive than the default (
dtwsagent); and the AppMon Collector the Agent connects to (the default is
dtwsagent.ini, the setting for the AppMon Collector is named
Server, because in earlier releases the Collector was embedded in the AppMon Server.
You can start Webserver Master Agent with
sc start "dynaTrace Web Server Agent 7.2" in the command line, or in the Windows Services window.
Configure the IIS module
The IIS Agent is a webserver module. It is registered with IIS automatically during installation. To enable it for your web sites, you have to tell IIS to load the module:
- Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager Control Panel from the GUI or by running the command
- Select the site for which you want to enable the Agent in the left tree and double-click Modules.
- From the Actions menu, select Configure Native Modules.
- Select the Web Server Agents called dynaTrace IIS7 Webserver Agent <version>. You can safely select both variants (x86 and x64). IIS loads only the appropriate module once. You cannot, however, register two or more modules of the same ABI (32-bit or 64-bit) at the same time, because then IIS would load them all and then they would interfere with each other.
- Click OK. After installation, you may have to restart IIS by doing one of the following:
- Run the command
- Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, right-click the server, select Stop, then select Start.
Configure IIS express
Deployment and file access permissions
The installer typically sets access permissions for files distributed with the Agent. If you must manually copy installation files, for example to automatically deploy a new version, make sure you retain file access permissions or that the IIS worker processes have the necessary permissions to access the files. The following is a list of files and the necessary permissions.
|Path||Description||Access permissions required by IIS worker process||Default permissions|
Classic Agent only
The backing shared memory file used for communication between the IIS Agent and the Web Server Master Agent.
|read/write||Everyone: full control|
||Agent configuration file.||read||Users: read and execute|
||Agent modules.||read||Users: read and execute|
||Downloaded agent modules.||read/write||Everyone: modify and write|