Configure IIS to Host Recorded Sessions


If you are not installing and using the session recording software, skip this step.

When an application is launched using a jump server and the application is configured to record sessions, the recorded sessions are placed into a pre-configured directory on the system. When using the Microsoft Expressions session recorder, the files are copied locally to the file system, and the File Watcher service moves the raw files to a share called Source. This machine is configured as the video transcoder in a XESC file. Once the raw XESC files are copied to the transcoder, the File Watcher service on the system transcodes the videos to WMV format and moves the compiled files into the SessionRecording share on the same system. This directory is hosted in IIS and is made available via the web application.

To configure IIS on the machine hosting the compiled videos, minimal configuration is required. The application launcher installer configures most of the required elements:

The default web site will have a new virtual directory added, called SessionRecording. This directory will point to %inetpub%\wwwroot\SessionRecording.

Anonymous Authentication

The only change that may need to be made is to set the authentication scheme to anonymous:

  1. Open IIS and expand the Default Web Site.
  2. Open the Authentication area.
  3. Right-click on the Authentication Types.
  4. Enable Anonymous Authentication and disable all others.