This is just a high-level overview of the prerequisites that are needed for IIS. You need to have IIS installed on the server you are installing MDS on in order for MDS to work. The easiest way to check if you have all the prerequisites for IIS installed is to open up Master Data Services Configuration Manager.

A warning screen will appear if you do not have all the prerequisites installed for IIS. This warning message will give you a link to check what is needed for IIS.
First you will need to install the Role and Role Services for IIS:
You can use Server Manager, which is available in the Microsoft Management Console (MMC), to install the Web Server (IIS) role, and required role services.

  • Internet Information Services
  • Web Management Tools
  • IIS Management Console
  • World Wide Web Services
  • Application Development
  • .NET Extensibility 3.5
  • .NET Extensibility 4.5
  • NET 3.5
  • NET 4.5
  • ISAPI Extensions
  • ISAPI Filters
  • Common HTTP Features
  • Default Document
  • Directory Browsing
  • HTTP Errors
  • Static Content
  • [Note: Do not install WebDAV Publishing]
  • Health and Diagnostics
  • HTTP Logging
  • Request Monitor
  • Performance
  • Static Content Compression
  • Security
  • Request Filtering
  • Windows Authentication

Roles Installed:

Next you will need to install the features IIS requires in order to run:
You can use the Server Manager to install the below features.

  • .NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)
  • .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services
  • NET 4.5
  • WCF Services
  • HTTP Activation [Note: This is required.]
  • TCP Port Sharing
  • Windows Process Activation Service
  • Process Model
  • .NET Environment
  • Configuration APIs

Features Installed:

Once all the prerequisites for IIS are installed you will see a green tick in Master Data Services Configuration Manager.


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