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;
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 support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.