This page gives a high-level overview of installation, but there are many configuration options so please refer to Installation for fuller detail.
PIAB is a .NET and SQL Server application, with Browser App and Windows Desktop App (AKA 'Windows Client') interfaces. The Windows Desktop App communicates with the server via a Web Services interface. Basic installation broadly involves:
Please see Installation for more detailed information.
On Windows Server 2016, use the Windows Server Manager tool to add the appropriate roles KB0000410 Windows Server 2016 Roles
The installer will deliver the PIAB system files to 'Program Files\PROJECT in box Professional'. Using the default options, you will get a copy of the server system files, a database .BAK backup file to restore, plus an install of the PIAB Windows Desktop App and Planner App.
Using the IIS Management Console, create a new web application called 'piabws', running to directory 'Program Files\PROJECT in box Professional\piabws'. See KB0000325 Configuring IIS 10 Windows Server 2016 for guidance.
Run the PIAB System Management Tool - the installer will have put a shortcut on the desktop. Primary tasks are:
When installed, PIAB uses a basic form of authentication where the user logs in with a username and password that are authenticated within the application itself. We recommend switching to Integrated Windows Authentication which has the advantages of better security and simpler user management. It involves switching both IIS to Integrated Windows Authentication, and then setting the PIAB server application to use this scheme. KB0000110 Using Integrated Windows Authentication
Note: whichever authentication scheme you use, you MUST set the password for the PIAB 'Admin' user to a new, strong value.
Please see Installation for more detail.