This topic provides information about preparing your environment before installing the App Visibility agent for .NET.
This topic presents the following sections:
Before you install the App Visibility agents, which require the IP address or host name of the App Visibility portal and its port number, install the App Visibility server components.
If you are monitoring applications hosted on an IIS server, ensure that IIS Management Scripts and Tools are installed. The App Visibility agent for .NET employs the memory usage events feature to access application pool settings. On the computer where you are installing the agent, ensure that IIS Management Scripts and Tools is selected:
Windows Server 2003 does not require IIS Management Scripts and Tools.
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2
Microsoft Windows 2012
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When you perform an installation or upgrade, you must use an IIS Application Pool Identity that has read and execute access to the installation directory, subdirectories, and files for App Visibility agent for .NET. Specifically, you must have Traverse folder access to the agent installation directories. For example, if %ProgramFiles(x86)% is C:\Program Files (x86), you need Traverse folder access to the following directories:
To use agent for .NET in a Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) version 2012 environment, you must disable application performance monitoring for SCOM, because only one application can use the .NET CLR Profiler at a time. For more information, see the SCOM product documentation.
SCOM APM is not installed and will not interfere with agent for .NET.
On a Windows operating system, to run the installation utility through a Terminal Services connection or a remote desktop session, configure the Terminal Server options that pertain to temporary folders.
If you receive a notification about Terminal Server configuration when you run the installation, perform the following steps to back up the registry and adjust the registry key values as follows:
You can revert these changes after you complete the installation process. You might need to restart the computer.
to run in unrestricted mode and to run unblocked by the Data Execution Prevention (DEP) feature.
Select an installation method for agent for .NET: