This tutorial shows how to install and configure the LEADTOOLS Medical Web Viewer.
|Summary||This tutorial covers how to install and configure the LEADTOOLS Medical Web Viewer|
|Completion Time||30 minutes|
|IDE||Visual Studio 2017, 2019, Visual Studio Code - Client|
|Development License||Download LEADTOOLS|
At least SQL Server Express 2005 or newer is required for this application.
By default, the LEADTOOLS configuration demos configure the LEADTOOLS Windows services and web services to run as the LocalSystem (NT Authority\System) identity. This is a special built-in account that has full access to the local system. SQL Server 2008 R2 and earlier included this account as a login with full access to SQL Server. Microsoft considered this a security flaw and the login was removed from the newer versions of SQL Server. For more information about creating a login, refer to the Microsoft topic, SQL Server – "Create a Login", at:
If enabled in SQL Server, SQL Server authentication can be used. If using SQL authentication, before running the LEADTOOLS Database Configuration demo, the SQL login must already exist. When adding the SQL login, make sure that the option "Must change password" is unchecked (cleared). Once the SQL login and user is created, connect to the database engine in Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio to test.
Use either Windows or SQL authentication to log into SQL Server. The mapped user must have the correct permissions to perform the functions required by the configuration tools and demos. For development, associating the user with the
sysadmin server role and the
dbowner role is the quickest but is not recommended for production due to obvious security concerns.
Using Windows authentication requires a Windows user account, a SQL login for the Windows user account, and a SQL user account mapped to the SQL login associated with the Windows user account.
Ensure the Windows user account is set up with access to the following items:
For more information, refer to:
IIS with at least the following features is required (Select ALL options under each section):
For Windows 8 or newer the following features are required: .NET Framework Advanced Services
In Windows 8 / Server 2015 and newer, be sure to select version 4.7.
Open the Windows Start menu and start typing "Turn Windows features on or off". Open the Windows Features dialog box and make the following selections (both a listing of the selections and screenshots of the selections within the dialog box are provided below):
Internet Information Services Hostable Web Core
The HTML5 Viewer requires that a
LEADTOOLS.lic.txt file be placed into a sub-folder in the Members directory. Adding this license file will remove the Nag Message seen by the client. This
LEADTOOLS.lic.txt file is generated separately from the LEADTOOLS.LIC and LEADTOOLS.LIC.KEY files. Note that the
LEADTOOLS.lic.txt file cannot be created based on either of those files. This file must be generated by the LEAD Sales department and be provided to you. After you receive the file, create a folder called "LEADTOOLS" in the following directory:
Inside the "LEADTOOLS" folder, add the
LEADTOOLS.lic.txt file. The following file should now exist:
If there is any question about where the code is searching for the
The LEADTOOLS kernel module (for example Leadtools.dll for .NET) is required for applications.
LEADTOOLS binaries for .NET require the Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Runtime. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable Package cannot be installed on some versions of Windows. For supported versions, see Choosing a Deployment Method and Update for Universal C Runtime in Windows. The Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Runtime also requires the Windows Universal CRT library, which is distributed as part of Windows 10. For information on how to redistribute the universal CRT, see Introducing the Universal CRT.
The file names are the same for Win32 and x64. However, the actual binaries are different. For more information about distributing the Microsoft C/C++ runtime files, refer to:
The entire Medical Viewer project can be found in the
Perform the following steps to configure the Medical Web Viewer:
Browse to the
This step varies, depending on the version, as follows:
A dialog similar to the following figure, stating that the databases are not configured, may be displayed. Click the Yes button to configure the database.
The Database Configuration Demo will attempt to enumerate the SQL Servers available on the network. If the demo was unable to enumerate the SQL Servers, it may display a message box similar to the following figure:
The configuration manager will find all the SQL Servers it has access to on the network and set one of them to the default. Change the default SQL Server by clicking the Change button underneath the
Databases section. The configuration application will scan for available databases and present the options in the dropdown menu. Then choose either
Window Authentication or
SQL Server Authentication to connect to the server. Click OK to save the new options.
Choose from the database options. Create a new database or connect to an existing database. Enter the User Name and Password for the application. This will be the User Name and Password to log into the Medical Web Viewer once it is running. Once these settings have been adjusted as desired, click the Configure button on the bottom left.
A dialogue box will appear summarizing the options made from the previous window. Click the OK button to confirm.
The application will configure the databases and display its progress in the
When the application completes the SQL Server set up, a
Configuration is successful! message will appear in the
Status dialogue box. Click the Close button to continue.
After configuring the SQL Server the demos have to be set up. A
Help window will appear explaining the optional and required settings for the demo application. Read through the options listed and click OK when ready.
Review the settings listed under
DICOM Servers Settings and
DICOM Client Settings. When the settings are configured as desired, click the Configure button to create the DICOM services and configure the client demos.
Status window will display the progress of the configuration application as it sets up the demos.
After all services are installed, the demo then tries to communicate with the SQL Server instance through each service. If any of the services fail this test, follow the steps detailed in the SQL Server with Windows Authentication section. To complete the configuration, run the following utility from the
The selected utility loads and is shown in the following figure:
Click the Fix Problems button to complete the configuration. If the demo displays an IIS warning, make sure you have all the IIS Prerequisites. Then, restart the Medical Web Viewer demo and try again.
The LEADTOOLS Service Host Manager will start. Accept the default settings and click Next to proceed through the Service Group and Setup tabs. The tabs are shown in the following figures.
The LEADTOOLS Service Host Manager will next create an Application Pool named
LEADTOOLS_DOTNET_v40, and three IIS applications, as follows:
MedicalViewerService22 application hosts the LEADTOOLS WCF service classes as web services.
MedicalViewerServiceAsp22 application hosts the LEADTOOLS Asp.Net service classes as web services.
MedicalViewer22 application hosts the LEADTOOLS HTML5 Medical Web Viewer demo application files.
Status tab, click the Test All button, then follow any troubleshooting links and make any required adjustments. You should see a screen like the following:
If you are using SQL Server with Windows Authentication, perform the following steps to login to the demo.
Open the IIS Manager.
LEADTOOLS_DOTNET_v40 in order to prompt additional Actions to become available.
Click Advanced Settings in the Edit Application Pool section of the Actions panel, as shown in the following figure:
In the Advanced Settings dialog box, click Identity in order to open the drop-down list, as shown in the following figure:
Select the Custom Account radio button and then click Set, as shown in the following figure:
In the Set Credentials dialog box, fill out the User Name and Password, using the ones that will be used for validation. The dialog box is shown in the following figure:
You should now be able to navigate to the link shown in the screenshot in
Step 16. Login using the credentials set in
Step 6. At this point the LEADTOOLS Medical Web Viewer demo is fully functional and you can begin your testing. You should see the default login page load.
Search for studies and series:
Select a series to see it loaded into the viewer:
This tutorial showed how to install and configure the Medical Web Viewer to load and view patient studies.