Internet Information Services is a Web server that is included with Windows Server 2000 By installing the service, you can turn your computer into a powerful Web server to host your Web sites, applications and so on.
Windows Server 2003 makes it relatively easy to get a Web site up and running with IIS. When you install the service, a wizard will walk you through the process and prompt you for any required information. The exact steps that must be completed are listed below.
- Within the Add or Remove Programs applet, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
- Select Application Server from the list of Components. Click the Details button.
- Select Internet Information Services (IIS) from the list of Subcomponents. Click OK and then click Finish.
- Within the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console, select Web Sites under the server in the left pane.
- Click the Action menu, point to New, and click Web Site.
- The Web Site Creation Wizard appears. Click Next to continue.
- Type in a description for the new Web site. Click Next.
- Type in the IP address and port settings. If required, specify the host header. Click Next.
- Enter in or browse to the path of the home directory. To only allow authenticated users access to the Web site, clear the check beside Allow anonymous access to this Web site. Click Next.
- Specify the Web site access permissions. The default permission is Read. Click Next.
- Click Finish.
- The new Web site will now appear within the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console.
[tags]IIS, Internet Information Services, Windows Server 2003, install service[/tags]