Setting Up IIS 5 under Windows 2000 Professional
by Stefanie Guim
There are many tutorials how to set up the PWS under Windows 98. However, wehn you migrate to Windows 2000 Professional, how is the IIS 5 installed?
This tutorial covers the steps of the IIS 5 installation under Windows 2000 Professional. There are many screenshots to show the user around.
Don't get stuck - it is easier than you think! This is what you will read in this tutorial: Get Windows 2000 started for using UltraDev 4.

Introductory Notes

When I bought a new computer, I found myself stuck with Windows 2000 Professional because now I had to use the Internet Information Server (IIS). before, I had worked with Windows 98 and the Personal Web Server. For this later combination, there are lots of tutorials.
However, when I tried to find information about how to install the IIS, I wasn't so lucky ... But I need a local server to test my UltraDev applications!

The information I give away in this tutorial are based on what I found basically in the Microsoft newsgroups, on several mailing lists, and in the different search engines. So big thanks to everybody who known or unknown helped me with installing and configuring IIS :-)

I guess there are tutorials on that, however, I am not aware of them.

Now, it is important to know that I am German. For this reason, I am using the German version of UltraDev 4. So please don't be angry at me if the screenshots I am going to provide are held in German. I will use the English vocabulary in the text. I hope that is fair enough and you will be able to follow.

If there are any questions, don't hesitate to send me an email:

Finally, please excuse my English - especially those whose mother tongue I am "violating" here ...

Ok, now on to the first step, installing the IIS.

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For personal use
December 27, 2003 by Marcellino Bommezijn

This tutorial is good enough for just testing your webpages local, but not for a live webserver.

A very good resource for me was the IISFAQ and related websites (also links to Microsoft articles). Also a lot of security issues are covered here.

RE: RE: IIS setup and config.
July 31, 2002 by nadeem shahzad

can anyone give me information on how to set up the IIS for one web site the documentation is not very helpful,I would also like information on how to set up multiple site on the server having only 1 ip address

Assistance would be much appriciated

RE: IIS setup and config.
July 23, 2002 by Johnny morris

It is true that you can only run one "site" at a time, but it is possible to specify each website as a virtual directory under this site allowing you to run as many 'virtual' sites as you want!!. I have 15 sites running on IIS 5.0.

There are issues, why didn't microsoft addresses these. Documentation is crap! putting it politely. I have spent many hours trawling microsofts' site for info on IIS 5 with little or no joy in finding my fix.

This security now scares the hell out of me! how long does it take to get a grasp on this server. where can we find an all singing all dancing tutorial???

RE: A truly appalling tutorial
July 22, 2002 by Grahame Fendle

You're right, George, I could. However, the tutorials will be consideraly longer and not a quick fix, which is what most people are looking for these days.

I'm happy to do it, but I won't be able to post for a few days. Okay?

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