PR-Tracker 6.0 Help
Using PR-Tracker Over the Internet - older Windows versions

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Below are the steps for configuring a computer to be a PR-Tracker Web Server under versions of Windows prior to Windows Server 2008.

  1. Install PR-Tracker on the computer.
  2. Start PR-Tracker and go through the initial configuration.
  3. If you choose to configure the computer as a client during the initial configuration, make sure it can connect to the PR-Tracker server. If the connection to the PR-Tracker server doesn't work, the Web service won't work either.
  4. Create a virtual directory for PrtrackerWebService.

    1. In Administrative Tools | Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, from the IIS console tree, right click on the web site that will be hosting PrtrackerWebService, and choose New | Virtual Directory from the popup menu . The Virtual Directory Creation Wizard dialog will appear.
    2. Enter PrtrackerWebService for the Alias and press Next.
    3. To enter the path, Browse to the location where PR-Tracker 6.0 is installed, select the folder PrtrackerWebService and click OK and then Next.
    4. On the ASP.NET tab set the ASP.NET version to 2.0.50727 or higher.
    5. Allow Read for the virtual directory access permissions and click Next and then Finish.
  5. Create a local or domain user account named prtracker6wsa [PR-Tracker Web Service Account] for the PrtrackerWebService to run under.

    1. Open Active Directory Users and Computers.
    2. On the console tree, right click on Users and select New | User from the popup menu.
    3. In the dialog leave Firstname, Initials and Last name blank.
    4. Set the Fullname to PR-Tracker 6.0 Web Service Account.
    5. Set the User logon name to Prtracker6wsa and press Next.
    6. Enter the Password and Confirm password
    7. Check only the box Password never expires and press Next and Finish
  6. Assign ASP.NET permissions to prtracker6wsa.

    1. Open a command line window and navigate to a folder that contains aspnet_regiis.exe, for example C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727.
    2. Run the command aspnet_regiis -ga Prtracker6wsa.
  7. Create an IIS application pool named Prtracker6Pool.

    1. From the IIS console tree, right click on Application Pools and select menu New | Application Pool.
    2. On the Add New Application Pool dialog set the Application pool ID to Prtracker6Pool and press OK.
    3. From the IIS console tree, right click on the newly created Prtracker6Pool and select menu Properties.
    4. On the Prtracker6Pool Properties dialog, select the Identity tab.
    5. Select option Configurable, then enter YourDomain\Prtracker6wsa for the username.
    6. Enter the Password for the Prtracker6wsa user and press the OK button.
  8. Configure the PrtrackerWebService to run under the Prtracker6Pool.

    1. From the IIS console tree, right click on the virtual directory PrtrackerWebService and select menu Properties.
    2. For the Application pool enter Prtracker6Pool and click the OK button.
  9. Test PrtrackerWebService.

    1. From the IIS console tree, select the PrtrackerWebService right click on the Prtracker.asmx from the right panel, and select Browse from the popup menu. This should open a browser which displays all of the web service operations. (Troubleshooting note: If you receive the message "Service Unavailable," in IIS Manager, right-click on Prtracker6Pool and select Start; then refresh the browser window. Normally, the Application Pool will have been started automatically when you created it.)
    2. Click on the operation VerifyConnection and then press the Invoke button. You should get a response that includes "OK" as the message.
    3. Click on the operation IncrementViolationCount and then press the Invoke button. You should get a response that includes an integer as the message.
    4. From another computer, enter the web address of the prtracker.asmx in the PrtrackerWebService. You should get a list displaying all the web services operations just like you did in (1).
    5. If (4) works, start PR-Tracker and choose Connect Web Client on the Connect dialog. Enter the same Internet Address of prtracker.asmx that worked in (4).
    6. Check the box to Connect without using login name and password.
    7. Press the Connect Web Client button. PR-Tracker should connect and display a problem list.
  10. Secure the web connection and redo step (9).


If you receive an error message, search for help in the PR-Tracker Knowledge Base using exact wording from the error message.