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How to Install IIS on Windows XP Home
(This information was originally taken from a newsgroup post by Richard Sandoz on January 8, 2002 and rewritten in a page from http://www.scottxp.com. I personally have not tried this since I do not have XP Home. )
1.) Open C:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF in
Notepad or your favorite text editor.
Note: Removing the "hide" option from any entry in this file will cause the specified service/program to appear under the Add/Remove Programs.
(The reason for changing the DLL name to iis2.dll instead of just replacing the current DLL's is that Win XP tends to delete the replaced version with the original -- perhaps due to System Restore??)
4.) The next step is to find working
copies of iis.dll and iis.inf. These can be taken
from a Windows XP Pro CD, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server,
maybe even Win98...
5.) Now, you just have to copy these files to the following folders:
6.) Now, go into Control Panel...Add/Remove Programs...Add/Remove Windows Components and you will find that Internet Information Services (IIS) is an option. Unless you have a Win XP Pro CD, I would not recommend installing the SMTP service because the required files cannot be found on the Win2000 CD...
In order to install IIS, you will need one of the following:
Simply insert one of these CD's, and away you go...
7.) After IIS installs, you will be able to change settings from Administrative Tools under the Control Panel. You will most likely get errors when you first try to use your web server. This is because the default user account used to access the Inetpub folder does not have the correct permissions. To fix this, do the following: