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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...

3 comments
tv_p
tv_p

Simple but neat presentation. Thanks

frankharty
frankharty

Bill by displaying the script in the video and not putting it in the transcript by rather putting in a reference to your blog is TechRepublic just trying to drive traffic to the web site? This to me is or will ultimately lead to a failed strategy. You've seen the complaints about the video vs transcripts this will only bring on complaints of the same nature. For me while I enjoy your I/T Dojo this is frustrating and makes for a waste of time.

Bill Detwiler
Bill Detwiler

The script should have been in the blog post. It was always my plan to put it in the blog post, but I made this post while fighting a fever and forgot to copy it over from the original article--which does include the script and is linked to from the post.

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