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internet information server 5.1 on XP Pro

trouble installing IIS 5.1

     
1:39 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Hello I need help despretely. I need to install IIS 5.1 on my computer. I have gone through days of effort trying to install this feature but I am having problems.

1. When I install the optional compnent it installs fine some of the times. I get a component has been installed successfully but then I go to adminstative tools and I do not see the icon for IIS.

I uninstall it and then reinstall it and sometimes I get a incorrect parameters error message half way throught the install.
Message "0x80070057= The parameter is incorrect"
I have done a google but it seems that this is a common error.

2. I reinstall the component and then it installs successfully, but again I do not see the icon in administrative tools.

I have tried to install the default option within the IIS components but I still do not get anywhere. I then install every component and I still do not get anywhere.

I need help really bad. My ASP.NET class is starting in a week or so and I despretely need this.
Also I was wondering if for some reason does the IIS icon only appear if IIS is running?
Please help
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3:53 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld greekguru,

Does it create the Inetpub directory? If you hit http://localhost do you get anything?

11:45 pm on Dec 24, 2003 (gmt 0)

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No, I try to access the localhost.asp page and I get a "The page cannot be displayed" message.
1:24 am on Dec 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I would suggest doing a windows update
and making sure all required(?) services are running

I had one error getting one servier app to work becauser
remote registry editing was set to manual
though it was not obvious why remote registry would be needed

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Also I was wondering if for some reason does the IIS icon only appear if IIS is running?

it should be in admin tools under control panel (do not rely on admin tools under start menu) if iis was installed successfully. Also check services in computer maanagment

3:36 pm on Dec 27, 2003 (gmt 0)

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I checked under computer management under control panel admin tools and there was nothing. The only place I actually see something pertaining to IIS is in the services console under IIS administrative properties(Local Computer).
In this window under the general tab I try to start IIS because the status says it is stopped. When i try to start it I get "error 87; the parameter is incorrect". The parameter box is empty and I dont know what kind of parameter I can actually put in there to possibly get this thing started.

All my windows Updates already have been installed accept for The IIS Security updates that I think should be installed after I get IIS up and running.

Thanks guys for your input so far.

1:08 am on Dec 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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Did you disable any other services?
3:37 am on Dec 28, 2003 (gmt 0)

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what happens when you go to a Command Prompt (DOS) and type the following;

Type: "net stop iisadmin"

:------: Start Command Prompt Log (for reference) :------:
C:\>net stop iisadmin
The following services are dependent on the IIS Ad
Stopping the IIS Admin Service service will also stop;

World Wide Web Publishing Service
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
FTP Publishing Service

Do you want to continue this operation? (Y/N) [N]:
:------: End Command Prompt Log (for reference) :------:

Does it complain is can't find the services? or do you see what is above?

If you see what is above (log) you can quickly rule out if its installed.

-Xylem

10:27 pm on Dec 29, 2003 (gmt 0)

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In the command prompt (dos) screen I types net stop iisadm and I get a message
"The iis Admin service is not started."

Then I try starting iis admin services by typing in
"net start iisadmin" and I get an "error 87 the parameter is incorrect".

so I think iis is installed but I cant seem to find the icon anywhere and I do not know what parameter is the correct one to use. right now the parameter to iisadmin is blank.

I also heard of a problem that deals with the MachineKeys file inside the RSA folder. I tried searching for new material to troubleshoot my problem, someone gave me a suggestion to encrypt the MachineKeys folder.When I attempt to do this I get access is denied despite I am logged under the orginal user name along with full admistration rights.

any ideas guys. I am so stumpted, I am about to reinstall windows.

12:11 am on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I too have got similar problem. When I tried from command line, iisadmin starts and stops gracefully. But, I am not able to browse the default web site or the localstart.asp file. Can anyone suggest me anything to resolve this problem.
3:42 am on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Best thing to do is to install the operating system on a diffrent partition,
then
install all windows updates, but do not install any other programs other than microsoft, this should allow you to configure IIS, then install your other programs one by one testing each time to see which program causes the error.
I recommend this instead of reinstalling windows on the same partition and losing everything and then finding out that it did not resolve the problem. It is most likely your antivirus settings.
11:01 pm on Jan 10, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thank you.I will try this and get back. Anyhow I tried disabling antivirus and firewall running on my system. But, that was also not fruiful.