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By ROBERT66 ·
We are purchasing new software which requires IIS 5.0 and will be linking to an SQL server. Currently I am running IIS 5.0 which I am using to host our Intranet website. The new software requires IIS to be installed on the same server as the software. We purchased a new server specifically for this software. Question is can I install and setup another IIS server in my internal network?? What kind of problems will I encounter, if any? Also does it make sense to have 2 IIS servers, other than theextra admin time needed to maintain?

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by l225566 In reply to 2 IIS servers

Yes, you can have 2 or mor IIS servers on your network. They all must have unique ips so you should assign them all static and update your DHCP server with these ips as exclusive. Also use a common naming convention with your web servers which will help you designate them from the rest of your network. This help the administration process. And yes it makes sense to have separate servers. You dont want to bogg down your database server which usually holds business critical and sensitive info that is accessed all day with your intranet that mostly contains general departmental news and links to other servers.

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by ROBERT66 In reply to 2 IIS servers

Totally agree on the idea of bogging down my database server because someone is browsing the intranet. Thanks...

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by mshavrov In reply to 2 IIS servers

There are no known limitations on number of IIS servers in network. Theoreticaly you can install (or let's say "enable") on each client's machine. IIS Server does not creates any outbound traffic because of it's nature - it's SERVER which just responds to client's REQUESTS. If nobody will send requests (to HTTP or FTP, for example), server will sleep forever.

If your application requires IIS - install it. Only thing you should configure on clients machine - provide URL to new IIS server (orcreate link on your primary Intranet server.

Only concern is security. Enabling any services creates security breaches (sure, it depends on software), but general rule is - "if you don't use service - disable it". So, install only components, required for your application (for example, HTTP Service only. After that check Microsoft website for latest security updates and patches, along with security reccomendations and whiter papers.

Good luck.

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by ROBERT66 In reply to 2 IIS servers

Thanks a lot for the input .

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