Thursday, January 20, 2011

Installing IIS and inetmgr

If you are running Windows XP Professional on your computer you can install Microsoft's web server,

Note: You can’t install IIS on Windows XP Home edition

Internet Information Server 5.1 (IIS) is free with the Windows XP Pro installation CD. You can install the IIS on your system by following the instructions below: -

1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
4. Click Internet Information Services (IIS) and then click Details.
5. In Internet Information Services (IIS), select the check boxes for SMTP Service and World Wide Web Service, and then click OK.
6. In Windows Component selection, ensure that the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box is selected, and then click OK to install the components that you selected.

When Installation is competed a new folder with the name INETPUB will be created in C drive of your system.

An other option to check whether IIS is installed properly or not

1. Click on the run
2. Type inetmgr

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