General HOWTO for running IIS in Windows XP Home Edition.
by Richard Sandoz - Certified Java Programmer
(1) locate and edit the file C:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF
(2) locate a section called [Components]
(3) find a line like this:
(4) change it to this (the iis cab in the i386 xp home folder looks to
(some sort of ms caching thing keeps sticking back iis.dll when I try
(5) I grabbed the iis.dl_ and iis.in_ from win2k advanced server cd.
I would guess similar techniques would work from W98, FP, etc.
(6) Now when I did "add windows programs" from the control panel's add
I had IIS options and I could even check em off. yippee - could not
I just went with the defaulted ones though (all i needed was iis web
(7) It will prompt you for files. Get em from MS XP Home CDs, Adv
(8) You can get to your IIS from Control Panel's Administrative
(9) Yippee, hello world from http://localhost
I won't support this solution unless paid to. I am an out of work
I bought a Toshiba 5005 laptop which came with XP home.
Microsoft says you need professional XP to do IIS period.
When I tried to setup XP upgrade to pro, my laptop rebooted and hung
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