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gorman May 10th, 2005 12:01 AM

Installing IIS on Windows XP Professional
Hi all, I'd be grateful for your help.

I installed IIS on XP Pro SP2 and the installation completed without any problems.

However, there doesn't seem to be any web services running. The computer name pings OK, the \inetpub folder is there (but it doesn't seem complete, there is no documentation, no iishelp subfolder, etc.) and no services displayed in the iis management console.

Do I have to explicitly create a default local host? The help at microsoft.com seems to suggest that, once installed as an additional component, a default process will run automatically, which I can then configure. But so far there is nothing to configure.

I am logged in as administrator, already running a peer to peer network successfully, can ping the computer name from another computer. Everything seems fine.

What am I missing?



gorman May 10th, 2005 12:27 AM

Update. I looked at the various services. I added port 80 to the firewall. I noticed a number of dependent services hadn't started, so I started them. I reinstalled iis with all the components checked. This resulted in a web service appearing in inetmgr, but there were still configuration errors and I couldn't restart the service. Surely, I would have got an installation error if some of the necessary files were missing?

Completely baffled...

Hal Levy May 10th, 2005 07:20 AM

The default XP install does not include IIS.... did you check it off under a custom install to add iis?

Hal Levy
I am here to help you, not do it for you.
That is, unless you hire me. I am looking for work.

gorman May 10th, 2005 11:32 PM

Still baffled. I installed IIS by checking the option on Install Additional Components. The installation completed smoothly - but it still doesn't work.

Microsoft documentation and knowledge base starts from the assumption that there is default webserver running and various files are in place. The installation is not actually complete, many files are missing (I even downloaded the latest SP2 to ensure all the cab files were available). Surely, that would have flagged up an error?

Hal Levy May 11th, 2005 05:29 AM

having SP2 does nothing if it did not install right in the first place.

I would suggest removing IIS and then re-installing it... see if it works.. then re-apply SP2.

Hal Levy
I am here to help you, not do it for you.
That is, unless you hire me. I am looking for work.

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