In our previous post (ITQ’s End User Portal for System Center Orchestrator (EUPSCO) – Part 5: Portal Installation), we covered the installation of the End User Portal. In this post we follow Damian Flynn’s steps on the post-installation Portal Configuration.

The following is a re-write (to accommodate screenshots) from Damian Flynn’s article, with the addition of screenshots by me.


Portal Configuration

To perform the Portal Configurations, launch Windows Explorer and navigate to the location containing the extracted website files. Locate the Web.Config file.

WebConfig File

Open the Web.config file in a suitable editor (i.e. Notepad).

WebConfig File - Open In Editor

Search the Web.Config file for a key entry labelled “DomainSearchRoot“. Change this entry from “DC=test,DC=local”, to match your Active Directory domain. In my lab example, my domain is called “SC.LAB“, so my key entry is “DC=SC,DC=LAB“.


Next search the Web.C0nfig file for a key entry labelled “OrchestratorServiceURL“. Change this entry from “http://[SCO SERVERNAME]:81/Orchestrator2012/orchestrator.svc”, to match your Orchestrator Web Service URL. In my lab example, this is “http://EUPSCO.SC.LAB:81/Orchestrator2012/Orchestrator.svc“.

Orchestrator Web Service URL

Finally, search the Web.Config file for a key entry labelled “Database” within the ConnetionString code section. We need to change the DataSource and InitialCatalog references to connect to the database we created previously. In my lab example, the DataSource is EUPSCO.SC.LAB.

IMPORTANT: If you are using a Named SQL Server Instance, then your DataSource should be “ServerName.DOMAINInstanceName“. Since I created a Named SQL Instance in my lab, instead of using the default instance, my DataSource is “EUPSCO.SC.LABEUPSCO“.

Database ConnectionString

In our next post, we will discuss the End User Portal First Launch and what to expect.