How to install WorkflowGen on a 64-bit operating system


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WorkflowGen version 5.0.39 and up only supports 64-bit installations in compatibility mode. As of version 5.3.0 (and above) native 64-bit installations are fully supported.

1. To install WorkflowGen on a 64 bit host server in compatibility mode please perform the following steps: 

  • Make sure WOW64 is installed on the Windows machine. This should already be pre-installed. If WOW64 is installed then you should have 2 program folders. 

DRIVE:\Program Files – for 64 bit

DRIVE:\Program Files (x86) – for 32 bit 

  • You must enable IIS to run 32-bit applications since WorkflowGen still interferes with 32 bit DLLs such as the Adobe FDF Toolkit and MS Script Control. Please see the Microsoft link below for instructions on how to do this using IIS 6. 

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/55cd5e11-49a9-4158-8b1f-7f2aa4ad2f07.mspx?mfr=true 

  • For IIS 7, perform to the following steps: 
  1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

  2. Select the appropriate application pool

  3. Right click on the application pool and select ‘Advanced Settings’

  4. Locate the property ‘Enable 32-Bit Applications’ and set the value to ‘True’

Install the .NET Framework 2.0 32 bit if not already installed. If it is already installed, you must register IIS to use the .NET Framework 2.0 32 bit by running the command below:

“C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i”

Reference:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/k6h9cz8h(VS.80).aspx 

  • Restart the Windows machine 

When the above four items are done you need to install the WorkflowGen services in DRIVE:\Program Files (x86). 

 

2. To install WorkflowGen on a 64 bit host server in native mode please perform the following steps:

  • Make sure WOW64 is installed on the Windows machine. This should already be pre-installed. If WOW64 is installed then you should have 2 program folders.

DRIVE:\Program Files – for 64 bit

DRIVE:\Program Files (x86) – for 32 bit

  • Ensure the following:
    • IIS is in 64 bits using the .NET framework64 2.0
    • WFG services are installed in DRIVE:\Program Files
    • WebForms MUST use the new WorkflowGen.My.dll (Compatible with both 32 and 64 bits - included in \wfgen\bin)
    • MS Script Control (msscript.ocx) and FDF ACX (FDFACX.DLL) MUST be installed and registered in C:\Windows\SysWOW64
    • A new COM+ Application MUST be created for MS Script Control and FDF ACX
  • For a new installation in 64 bits with the setup pack, you need to manually create the COM+ applications.
  • For existing clients wishing to migrate to this new 64 bits mode, you need to apply the update pack, change the configuration according to the point #3 above and then manually create the COM+ application.