Host WCF in IIS8 (Windows Server 2012)

Hi all,

I think most of you coming to this post are having headache about hosting WCF Service in IIS 8 in Server 2012.

I come across this when I am testing it.

Here is the solution.

Server Roles

  1. First make sure you have enabled IIS function and .net 3.5 in Features.
    For the IIS features, please remember to enable ASP.NET3.5 and ASP.NET 4.5
  2. Second, check the IIS Hostable WebCore
  3. Finally, I think the most important is this:

    Check Application Sever->Web Server (IIS) Support

I have also check the HTTP Activation in Windows Process Activation Service Support, but I do not know if it is required.

For the freatures,

  1. Check all items in .NET 3.5
  2. Check WCF Service in .NET 4.5

That’s it.

Last but not least, I have register the WCF Service from

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\ServiceModelReg.exe –i

Run the above in command line.

Thanks.

And hope it could help youJ


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24 thoughts on “Host WCF in IIS8 (Windows Server 2012)

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  2. I have tried what you suggested …..My wcf service is now working but the sharepoint 2013 services are stop working….Please suggest what to do now to work both the services

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  4. Thank you! It’s good people such as yourself who save the rest of us a collective millions of hours of pain and suffering.

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