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  Asked By: Martha    Date: Jan 14    Category: MOSS    Views: 2749

I am building a Virtual Machine using Microsoft VPC. I installed the VPC
and started. Then I installed the trial version of Windows Server 2003
Enterprise edition. Now I started installing the trial version MOSS 2007.
But I couldn't proceed, as there was no IIS 6. Now I am trying to install
IIS 6, but no success. Can anyone, please guide me. As I am using the trial
version of Windows Server 2003, I don't have the CD. So I am stuck. Please
help me ASAP.



11 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Meaghan Webster     Answered On: Jan 14

IIS is part of the installation as I remember. You need to go to Control Panel
->Â Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows Components

I can't remember if you have to select one of the options or just click
Add/Remove Windows Components

Answer #2    Answered By: Sunny Delacruz     Answered On: Jan 14

I know and I tried this, but with no success. When I click
on Add/Remove Windows Components, its asking for the location of the
following files.


and so on.

I don't know where to get these files from.

Answer #3    Answered By: .net Guru     Answered On: Jan 14

I think you need to extract the files from the evaluation executable. If
I'm remembering right you use the /Extract parameter when you run the
executable and tell it where to extract the files. If that doesn't work try
running the executable with /? To get a list of parameters available. One
of those is used to extract the files to a subdirectory. Then you can point
the install at that location when it asks for those files.

If that doesn't work you can download a pre-built Windows Server 2003 r2 VHD
from here. I think that has the files available in it to install additional
features like IIS.


Answer #4    Answered By: Renata Burt     Answered On: Jan 14

You need to point it to the i386 foledr where you extracted the files.

Or you can download the trial  version again and extract the files:

Extract everything and keep the extracted folder, because you probably will want
SMTP and other features.

Answer #5    Answered By: Lazaro Rutledge     Answered On: Jan 14

First of all, let me make it
clear that this is for my PERSONAL use. Thats why I am using all TRIAL

Answer #6    Answered By: Karin Kerr     Answered On: Jan 14

Not sure that IIS is already installed  on the VHD, but I'm pretty sure the
source files are extracted inside the VHD so you can add additional
components without needing anything else.

Answer #7    Answered By: Vinod Kumar     Answered On: Jan 14

Keep in mind that if you are installing  on a machine  with a service pack
installed, you will need to have those modified files. The default files will
not work. You'll either need to sure the VHD has the necessary SP installed  or
your extracted files from a source that has the appropriate SP streamlined in

Answer #8    Answered By: Jeffery Hayes     Answered On: Jan 14

Try this:

To install IIS on Windows Server 2003

1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove
2. In Add or Remove Programs, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
3. In the Windows Components Wizard, under Components, select Application

Selecting Application Server performs a default installation of Internet
Information Services (IIS) and includes components that are not necessary for
Certificate Services. In most cases, this installation is acceptable for an
isolated test environment. However, if you plan to connect your test environment
to your production network, consult your organization's security policy to
determine which components to install.

4. Click Next.
5. After the wizard completes the installation, click Finish.

Answer #9    Answered By: Mohini Tiwari     Answered On: Jan 14

Try downloading the entire virtual  machine from Microsoft. It comes
preconfigured with Windows Server and IIS.


I highly recommend that you install Download Manager first as the images are
quite large.

Answer #10    Answered By: Natasha Bennett     Answered On: Jan 14

I had that in mind. But I ruled out this option for
a couple of reasons.

First being that, this is valid only for 30 days.

Second is that, I don't have a disk space of 13GB just for the installer.
Once it installs, it would be >13GB. I don't have the necessary disk space.

Anyways, thanks a lot for your input.

Answer #11    Answered By: Angel Matthews     Answered On: Jan 14

If you don't have 13 GB free you aren't going to be able to download and
install your own version  that includes everything you've listed...

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