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blue theme web application powered by lwas

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  1. IIS 6 or later
  2. ASP.NET 2.0, .NET Framework 3.5
  3. Sql Server 2005 or later
  4. OpenXML SDK v2.0
  5. Your application files - ask them from your developer. You should get an sql script and a zip file with the following structure:
|_ config
  |_ connections.xml
  |_ routes.xml
  |_ settings.xml
  |_ views.xml
  |_ zones.xml
|_ portfolio
  |_ *.xml
|_ roles
  |_ access.xml
  |_ roles.xml
  |_ users.xml
|_ translation
  |_ translation.xml


  1. Folder preparation
  2. Unzip to a resulting folder
  3. Copy config/*.xml, roles/*.xml and translation/*.xml to /App_Data/config/
  4. IIS configuration
  5. Configure an IIS web site or application for the resulting folder
  6. Must use an ASP.NET 2.0 application pool.
  7. Grant write acces to App_Data and its children for the application pool user.
  8. Sql Server configuration
  9. Create a database and run the sql script against it
  10. Create a login for the IIS application. For easy setup grant dbo to that login on your database
  11. In /App_Data/config/connections.xml edit the string attribute accordingly to point to your database using the configured login


Open /App_Data/config/routes.xml . By default lwas-deploy contains an empty routes.xml and should have been replaced after folder preparation. The routes.xml file defines your menu structure. If your menu differs from the structure bellow then it has been customized and you should follow the steps bellow under Customizations and extensions upon comepletion of Deployment.

Most applications structure follow this template:

|_ Ecrane
  |_ document.aspx
  |_ document.aspx.cs
  |_ *.xml
|_ Rapoarte
  |_ raport.aspx
  |_ raport.aspx.cs
  |_ *.xml
|_ Nomenclatoare
  |_ document.aspx
  |_ document.aspx.cs
  |_ *.xml
|_ Neafisate
  |_ document.aspx
  |_ document.aspx.cs
  |_ *.xml

That structure is mirrored in routes.xml as

<routes name="">
  <route name="Ecrane">
    <screen name="some screen" />
    <screen name="another screen" />
    <screen name="yet one more screen" />
  <route name="Rapoarte">
    <screen name="a report" />
  <route name="Nomenclatoare">
    <screen name="some list" />
    <screen name="another list" />
  <route name="Neafisate">
    <screen name="some hidden screen" />
    <screen name="another hidden screen" />

Notice how

  • <route name="Ecrane"> reflects the folder /Ecrane,
  • <route name="Rapoarte"> reflects the folder /Rapoarte
  • and so on.

All leaf nodes in the routes.xml are xml files in zip from developer/portfolio/ so what you have to do is to copy them according to the routes.xml in the related folder in your IIS website or application root.


the screen            zip from developer/portfolio/some screen.xml
is routed by          <screen name="some screen" />
and should go to      /Ecrane/some screen.xml

Customizations and extensions

Often your application differs from standard either with a customized menu or with a calendar extensions. Please note this are most frequent differencies, some other might be in place. Consult your lwas developer about this.

Customized menu

You have a customized menu whenever your menu structure differs from Ecrane and Rapoarte. In this case you have few more steps to follow:

  1. ask your developer for the customized /menu/dropdownmenu.ascx and place the files he gives into /menu folder overwritting the existing ones
  2. for every missing folder definition in routes.xml copy-rename the original /Ecrane folder (that is without any *.xml file in it)
  3. deploy the corresponding screens to those folders as instructed in Deployment

Calendar extension

If you have a calendar screen in your application that screen is a lwas extension and is not contained in lwas-deploy. Ask your developer for it and he should give you an entire folder most often named calendar to be placed in the root of your IIS website or application, i.e. /calendar.

Some extensions might have a more elaborated deployment, consult your developer on them.

Verify installation

Open a web browser and navigate to your web site or application. Try to use admin user with admin password. If it fails ask your developer for credentials to login to your application. Your lwas application should load without errors.