Tutorial – Enabling IIS 5.1 on Windows XP Pro

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Windows XP Home Edition does not support IIS

1. You may need to put your Windows XP Pro CD into the PC.

2. Go to Control Panel, Add Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components. In the Windows Components window, place a check mark

beside Internet Information Services (IIS), then click next, then click finish.

3. During installation, Windows creates a directory at C:inetpubwwwroot and places a few files there. You can view the home page of your

web browser by typing http://localhost or http://COMPUTER_NAME (where COMPUTER_NAME is the actual name of your computer) into the

address bar of any web browser. If you havent placed any files in C:inetpubwwwroot, you should see some basic IIS information in the web

browser at this address.

4. Your web server is now working. The console for IIS is located in Control Panel > Administration Tools (if you use Classic View; under

Performance and Maintenance if not).

The next steps are for adding a new virtual directory.

5. To add a new virtual directory, open the IIS management console (step 4), click the plus signs on the left until you see...

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