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How to enable the prerequisite called WCF in IIS for hosting the Syncfusion Dashboard Service

Platform: Dashboard Platform |
Control: Dashboard SDK |
.NET Framework: 4.5

Prerequisites for hosting the Syncfusion Dashboard Service in IIS

The Syncfusion Dashboard Service is based on Windows Communication Framework(WCF), and it can be hosted in any windows machine(s) with .NET 4.5 and above framework installed. For system requirement click here. For the production environment, the Dashboard Service can be hosted in IIS that requires the prerequisite called WCF should be configured.


For Windows Machine(s),

Follow the below steps to set up the environment for running the Syncfusion Dashboard Service.

Step1: Click windows features option in the control panel.

Click Turn windows features on or off







Step2: Select the below highlighted features in windows features to enable WCF features in IIS application and then click ok.


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For Windows Server editions,

Step 1: Go to server manager -> local server and select add roles and features under manage menu option.














Step2:  Click the next to choose the installation type, after launching the add roles and features wizard.

Click the Next Button










Step 3: In the installation type selection page, choose the role-based or feature-based installation and then click the next.


Select the installation Type








Step 4: In the server selection page, select the server that you want to host in the Syncfusion Dashboard Service and click on next.


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Step 5: In the server roles page, choose web server if it’s not installed yet and then click on next.


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Step 6: Now, the window will navigate to the features pane. Select the highlighted features.                  



Step 7: Click install after the confirmation of the selected features.

Once the installation is completed, You can host the Syncfusion Dashboard Service in IIS. Click here to read more.




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