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Video: Install IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 with a Package Manager script

Many products, like SQL Server, require the IIS Web engine. You can install IIS on Windows Server 2008 using the GUI, but there's an easier way--especially when dealing with multiple servers. Bill Detwiler shows you how to install IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 using a Package Manager script.

Many products, like SQL Server, require the IIS Web engine as a prerequisite. You could install IIS on Windows Server 2008 using the GUI, but there is an easier way—especially when dealing with multiple servers. During this IT Dojo video, I'll show you how to install IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008 using a Package Manager script.

Here's the script I discuss in the video:

start /w pkgmgr /iu:IIS-WebServerRole;IIS-WebServerManagementTools;

IIS-ManagementService;IIS-Metabase;WAS-WindowsActivationService;

WAS-ProcessModel;WAS-NetFxEnvironment;WAS-ConfigurationAPI

For those of you who prefer text to video, you can click the Transcript link that appears below the video player window or you can also read Rick Vanover's article, "Installing a simple Web server on Windows Server 2008 from a script," on which this video is based.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...

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