On Premise Install

  • Windows Server 2012 or later with IIS 7 or later
  • .NET Framework 4.5 or later
  • ASP.net 4.5 or later
  • Connection to Sql Server 2012 or later (Does not have to be on the same machine as IIS)
  • You may want to delete or stop the Default Website in IIS. BlueSpatial installs as a new website with a binding to port 80 which could cause a conflict if another site has the same binding in IIS. You can change the port / url binding in IIS after install.
  • Make sure your Sql Server authentication is set to mixed mode and that you have a Sql Server login ready with sysadmin permissions.
  • If you are installing on a machine with a local instance of Sql Server you must enable the named pipes protocol and restart the Sql Server service. This can be done via Sql Server Configuration Manager –> Sql Server Network Configuration –> Protocols for MSSQLSERVER –> Named Pipes

Download the on premise MSI installer from our downloads page.


  1. Execute the MSI package on your target windows server.
  2. Indicate if you accept the EULA agreement.
  3. Choose a folder location for the Blue Spatial install.
  4. Enter your Database Settings. Ensure that the connection is working by clicking the Test Connection before proceeding. Make sure the user you enter has the create database permission on the server. If you are having trouble connecting to a local Sql Server instance you may need to enable named pipes for the install. See prerequisites above.
  5. Finalize by clicking Install
  6. Create an admin account on first login
The installer will create a website in IIS named Blue Spatial along with an app pool and appropriate folder permissions for the site. Once the install is finished it will bring up the login page for the website at http://localhost/admin. You will be asked to create an admin account and login. 

If this page shows an error you may have a port conflict (Blue Spatial installs with port 80 binding by default) in which case the Blue Spatial site will be stopped in IIS. You can either change the port / url binding or stop the Default Website in IIS and start the Blue Spatial Server site. Optionally you can configure Blue Spatial to use SSL and port 443 just like any other IIS site.

You can uninstall Blue Spatial Server via Add Remove Programs. The uninstall process will not delete the database that was created on install.        

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