You are missing the most important step to running IIS - Keeping it Secure! IIS has many holes in it with the original install. Make sure that you apply all the security updates from the Microsoft web site. Within 5 minutes of installing IIS on my machine I was infected with Code Red (which is easily removed). Right now my webserver sees more traffic that are attacks from other IIS machines that have the Nimda virus. This was a good tutorial and shows the basics.
thanks for this tutorial. I've been looking for an answer to my question if it's possible to install IIS 5 on a PC with Win2000 Pro. Should have come to this site long ago. WOuld have saved me a lot of time. But anyway, never too late.
Really good tutorial. I had to stumble through the installation without the aid of a tutorial. I wish I had thought to check here for one.
One important thing you left out: configuring your server to send CDOMail. to do this, you must go Start>Run and in the box type regsvr32 c:\winnt\system32\cdonts.dll to register the cdonts.dll. This is important if you're want to autogenerate and send e-mail from your site.
Like someone said before, please edit this article, this isn't IIS in its full functionallity, but a simple, easy-to-configure server called PWS, it has got the power of IIS, but you can't configure it like that.
This is IIS 5, even if some people are confused. What you describe is the easiest way to get it running, but it isn't secured at all. For a really good guide to installing and configuring IIS 5 look here: http://nsa2.www.conxion.com/win2k/download.htm
The url speaks for it's location. I've been all over these pages and I'm still not well versed on how to run IIS. It's just so vast and foreign to me. I have a few simple issues I have not been able to resolve and they keep me from making head way in my efforts to understand and use IIS.
For me at least, the lack of a real person to ask a few questions has been the problem. I upgraded to XP and just installed another server by AbriaSoft because the version of IIS that comes with XP pro can only run one site at a time. What to do?
The new server started up right away and works well, but it's back the the drawing board. It has php and sql built in and working! What a nice surprise. - check it out at rpm.ods.org. Thank you Stefanie!
Doesn't anyone review these tutorials before they are uploaded?
IIS under Win2k is one of the reasons microsoft is lambasted over security issues.
If you follow this tutorial you will now be running an insecure server with an open mail relay. Well done, and congratualtions to potentially helping the spammers of the world by adding another mail server they can utilise.
Where is mentions of IISLockDown? Why instal FP extensions when you probably don't need them, and they are an additional security risk. Why run an FTP server with anonymous access, and where is any mention of security whatsoever.
For the professionals among us, the tutorial is a joke, and I'd just like to thank the auther for helping to make Microsoft and IIS the laughing stock of the security conscious world.
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???
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