This manual is a step-by-step guide to everything you need to do to get FocalScope and its dependencies to run on a Windows Server 2008 R2 system. FocalScope has 2 major dependencies namely SQL Express (Database with Advanced Services) and the IIS server role. Once these dependencies are properly set-up, installing Focalscope is no more difficult than installing any desktop application. Let's look at setting up our dependencies first.
We will begin by first downloading & installing SQL server.