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IIS doesnt work on winXp home :(

Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by sirdragon, May 14, 2004.

  1. sirdragon

    sirdragon Nibble Poster

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    hey guys

    Does anybody know how to get hold of a working copy of IIS or its eqvielent.

    As I cannot get it from my copy of win XP.

    And it is rather essential to my studies at this point.

    Please reply to my email addy


    many thanks

    martin

    martin.perera@btopenworld.com
     
  2. Phoenix
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    IIS has (i dont think) ever worked on a 'workstation' or lower OS, its only a server app, at some point they had available PWS which was some personal web server job, that was kind of at the height of the 'every man and his dog has a webpage made from frontpage templates' era in the late 90s
    im not sure if PWS is still available, but IIS would require Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server im sure

    you should be able to get a trial version from MS
     
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  3. nugget
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    Phoenix, IIS comes with XP pro but I'm not sure if it also comes with XP home.

    Sirdragon, you should be able to DL a trial version from MS.


    Edit: I've just been checking it out and I can't find anything about IIS anywhere on MS. Anything I search for just returns an error. :?:
     
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  4. Phoenix
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    yeah what i meant was it doesnt come with a desktop level OS lol
    like 95/98/XP Home

    it DOES come with workstation level OSs, usually has certain limitations (5 concurrent connections?) but its used to web development testing and such :)
     
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  5. nugget
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    Sorry. my bad interpretation between desktop and workstation. For me they're both the same thing. :oops:
     
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  6. Phoenix
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    well at the hardware level workstations rival the power of some servers
    desktops do not

    at an OS level, a WS (wintel) would run an NT based OS not a 9x based os (yes i consider XP home to be 9x based), or possess some kind of robust environment for development/business level products

    desktops are geared at consumers, usually have crappy hardware, etc

    thats the basic difference, but i understand u not considering the two different :)
     
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  7. sirdragon

    sirdragon Nibble Poster

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    cheers guys


    will try and get hold of a download version, trial version may be ok for just testing the ASP as that is what i need it for as part of my CIW course.

    Any one know of any other prog's that will test ASP pages and will run on a crappy desktop :? :wink:

    as i sure aint got the funds to get any servers :lol:

    cheers martin
     
  8. Phoenix
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    if you can get some form of upgrade to XP Pro you will get a cut down IIS server that will let you test web pages and such
    i recommend anyone doing any sort of development use a XP Pro or 2k PRO as a rule anyway

    good luck mate

    Apache is free, but doesnt support ASP stuff, not without an expensive 3rd party module i believe
    however it does support PHP if you ever get into that instead
     
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  9. sirdragon

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    Ta Pheonix,

    Halycon's instant ASP has also been recomended as well, anyone used this prog' is it any good.......
     
  10. michael78

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    As far as I'm aware it doesn't come with XP Home and I don't think XP Home supports IIS but i could be wrong... :eek:
     
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  11. sirdragon

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    Hi Guys

    ended up getting the winxp pro, but not having any luck getting the darn thing to work

    I am using XP Pro, with all ISS components installed
    I have set up a new connection through ie.
    set up the MMC
    bypassed proxy servers,
    set dial up to never dial a connection
    cannot think of anything else to try ....
    any ideas???

    oh for some reason i can view asp pages through Dreamweaver 4 using the preview in browser function. will all aspects of asp work in dreamweaver? if so i may as well use that as this is taking forever to work out.....

    all advice gratefuly accepted
     
  12. Phoenix
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    can you just not access the local webserver? or is it a permissions error (ie pops up a login box)

    http://localhost/ should work fine once installed, check to see if the service is running and if a website is defined and mapped to an ip (all available is usually fine for this purpose)
     
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    the local webserver is my own machine, I have tried http://localhost/localstart.asp but it runs straight to the dial up. even tried http://127.0.0.1 as a loop back to no avail

    tried running the asp pages supplied with the NITLC course and ie will display the page but without the asp #includes. which leads me to think that the darn thing is not working, as my machine dont apear to be functioning as a local server........

    me not happy bunny :(
     
  14. Phoenix
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    hang on IE trys to dial up your net conn?

    just go to the settings and disable auto dialup?
    set to 'Never Dialup'

    sounds like you have tried that though
     
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    yep done that, sets up a pop up saying' page not available offline' and throws the usual cannot find server page on ie.

    only thing i can think of is have i got the right protocols loaded, or else i need something loaded i havent got as this comp was previously just used as a standard laptop....
     
  16. SimonV

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    What about the LAN setting in underneath the connection section of the same window. Is there anything in there that could be causing it to look for a proxy server? Just a thought.

    Si
     
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    do you think i should set it up to auto detect settings for LAN?
    or maybe, set up a proxy server with my local address although how i would do that is beyond me lol especially as i dont have a physical LAN to play with .......
     
  18. SimonV

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    Try it with the auto detect on then off without anything in the manual proxy part.
     
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    nope no luck, but then i dont suppose it would as that would only become active if the comp went to connection. the main problem is the comp is not functioning as a server in the first place. tried loading in netware but apart from it trying to find internet connections that do not exist and giving me an extra log in procedure that i dont need it has made no difference so far.
     
  20. Phoenix
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    as long as you have TCP/IP your fine, can you confirm IIS is running correctly?
     
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