out of curiosity I ran the Vault Server installer. This runs an MSDE checker. (Annoying that I chose NOT to install Content Library, but it installs MSDE anyway and therefore requires IIS pre-installed, which I suspect is the problem)
This brought back an an error saying that there was a problem with IIS Port 80
"Action : Checking that IIS is running on Port 80
Please configure IIS correctly and make sure the default web site is running.
Result : Warning
Message : Unexpected response from the web server
Tip : Please make sure that IIS is installed and running on port 80"
Looked at the help which looks promising..... but the help doesnt scroll down :-(((((((((((
Would you tell us which version are you trying to install?
Is it the AIP beta? Beta and the release build have some difference
so we might need to know the situation correctly.
Thanks in advance.
Inventor Modeling QA
Could you let me know how I can contact you directly? I'd be happy to try to help you resolve the problem.
The Vault server installation, while it, too, utilizes MSDE (using a different instance name), also utilizes IIS (or its own built-in web server). The Inventor installation of MSDE, when it's installed, does not require IIS. Therefore, some of the checks done by the Vault server installation process are not relevant to the Inventor installation, which also utilizes several of the same checks, just not in as obvious a manner.
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