What is the Web Content Server in SCSM 2012? RRS feed

  • Question

  • In SCSM 2012 there is a component called "Web Content Server". What is this?

    Do I need it? Is it a fully functional enduser portal? Then why do I need the Sharepoint based portal?

    Wednesday, December 21, 2011 2:27 PM

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  • The web content server is a web application that forms the interface between the Silverlight Applications (hosted in SharePoint) and the Service Manager management server. It provides a path for data from the Service Manager management server to the Silverlight applications running in the browser. You will need it in order to run your web portal. You can run them both on the same server if necessary.

    It is also important to not that you want to use the same protocol for the web content server and the SharePoint website (they both must be https:// or http://)  

    Wednesday, January 4, 2012 5:16 AM
  • Dan_MS,

    Web content server hosts the WCF data access service, and the Silverlight applications. Silverlight applications form the SCSM 12 portal which query the SM CMDB using this WCF service. Sharepoint site is the container for the silverlight applications and providers customization capabilities.

    Hope that makes sense.



    Thursday, January 5, 2012 4:46 AM