Post Installation

By default, when you install Geocortex Web on premises, the Post Installer opens immediately after the installer completes. The Post Installer is where you configure those elements that are necessary to run an on-premises installation of Geocortex Web.

You can run the Post Installer at any time if you need to modify the configuration.

Open the Post Installer

If you are not opening the Post Installer directly after installing the application, you can open it from the Start menu on the desktop.

If this is the first time you have run the Post Installer after installing GXW on premises, you must complete every page in the Post Installer and click Next to apply the settings on that page. If you navigate away from a page by clicking a link in the sidebar, the configuration for the page you left will not be applied. On the final page, you must click Close.

To open the Geocortex Web Post Installer:

  1. If the Post Installer has not automatically started, click the Windows Start menu, type Geocortex Web Viewer Post Installer and click it.

  2. If prompted by User Account Control (UAC), click Yes.

    The Welcome page appears.

Post Installation Configuration

You use the Post Installer to: 

Activate Your License

To activate your license: 

  1. In the Post Installer, on the Welcome page, click Next.

    The Product Activation page opens.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • Online Activation: If you have a Geocortex account, click Activate Online, and then sign into your Geocortex account.

      Activation will complete automatically if a valid license exists.

    • Offline Activation: To complete the activation offline using an activation key, contact Customer Service at customerservice-ca@vertigis.com.

    Geocortex Web comes with a 60-day trial license. To continue using Geocortex Web after the trial period, the product must be activated with a valid license.

    Once the product key is activated, the status changes to show that the product is Licensed and the SKUs for this product display.

  3. When the product is activated, click Next.

    The IIS Settings page opens.

Deploy GXW to IIS

To deploy GXW to IIS: 

  1. When the IIS Settings page opens, select one of the following options:

    • To add GXW to a website in IIS other than the Default Web Site, select the website you want from the Website drop-down list.

    • To use a different virtual directory, type or paste its path into the URL Prefix box.

      By default, GXW uses /Geocortex/WebViewer/ as the virtual directory.

      If you have Essentials installed with the default virtual directory (/Geocortex/Essentials) on the same machine, do not use /Geocortex as the virtual directory for GXW, otherwise Essentials may cease to function until you uninstall GXW and re-run the Essentials Post Installer.

  2. Click Next.

Register GXW with Your Esri Portal

In order to interact with maps and services, Geocortex Web must be registered with an Esri Portal: either Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online.

To register GXW with your Esri portal: 

  1. When the App Registration page opens, select the portal you are using from the Portal Type drop-down list.

  2. In the Organization box, do one of the following: 

    • Portal for ArcGIS: Enter the URL to your portal instance, for example, https://hostname.domain.com/arcgis/.

    • ArcGIS Online: Enter your organization name, for example, MyOrganization, or the URL of your ArcGIS Online portal, for example, https://MyOrganization.maps.arcgis.com.

  3. In the App ID box, paste in the App ID from the app you created in your portal. (See Pre-Installation.)

  4. In the Redirect URL section:

    1. Select HTTPS.

    2. Copy the Redirect URL from the app you created in your Esri portal and paste it into the box.

      If you want to copy the Redirect URL to the clipboard, click Copy.

  5. To test the registration of your application, click Test.

    The Post Installer tests your registration and either shows a success message or prompts you to fix any errors.

  6. Click Next.
  7. From the Summary page, you can click Launch Web Viewer Designer to launch Web Designer, or click Copy to copy the Designer URL to the clipboard.

    Before other members of your organization can access GXW, you must share the application item that was created with your organization within your portal. For additional information on sharing items within an Esri portal, refer to the ArcGIS documentation.

    The first time you run Geocortex Web Designer, you may be asked to allow it to access your ArcGIS Online account information. If so, click Approve.

Configure IIS to Improve Performance

You can optionally configure IIS to improve the performance of loading GXW for the first time. By default, IIS only compresses files that were recently requested; the following procedure causes IIS to compress files regardless of how often they are requested.

  1. Click the Windows Start menu, type Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager and click it.

  2. At the root of the server, click Configuration Editor.

  3. In the Section menu, type or navigate to system.webServer/httpCompression.

  4. Set staticCompressionIgnoreHitFrequency to True.

  5. Click Apply.