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Windows Server Cookbook by Robbie Allen

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12.1. Installing IIS

Problem

You want to install IIS on a Windows Server 2003 computer.

Solution

Using a graphical user interface

To manually install IIS on a computer that already has Windows Server 2003 installed, do the following:

  1. From the Start menu, select Manage Your Server.

  2. Click Add or remove a role.

  3. Click Next to detect your network connection.

  4. Select the Application Server (IIS, ASP.NET) role and click Next.

  5. If desired, select options to install FrontPage Server Extensions and enable ASP.NET and click Next.

  6. Click Next and insert your Windows Server 2003 product CD when prompted or browse to a network distribution point where the Windows Server 2003 installation files are located.

  7. Click Finish when the install is completed.

To install additional IIS components (listed under the Discussion section), do the following:

  1. From the Control Panel, open the Add or Remove Programs applet.

  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  3. Select Application Server and click Details.

  4. Select the additional components you want to install (more components can be found by selecting Internet Information Services and clicking Details).

  5. Click OK as many times as needed, insert your Windows Server 2003 product CD when prompted or browse to a network distribution point where the Windows Server 2003 installation files are located.

  6. Click Finish when the install is completed.

To perform an unattended install of IIS on a computer with no operating system:

  1. Insert the Windows Server 2003 product CD into a Windows XP or Windows ...

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