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Using Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 on IIS 7

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

This topic describes what steps to take to install Microsoft® Windows® SharePoint® Services 3.0 on IIS 7. Windows SharePoint Services will automatically configure any IIS 7 modules it requires during the Windows SharePoint Services installation. Windows SharePoint Services offers new features and enhancements to help you deploy and maintain Windows SharePoint Services solutions and provide better control over information resources. This includes the ability to extend multiple IIS Web sites using Host Header mode to have Host Header-based site collections on multiple applications. For more information about Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, see Evaluation for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 technology.

The following table describes the purpose of some of the IIS modules that are required for a Windows SharePoint Services Web server.

 

IIS module name Description

Static Content

Enables the Windows SharePoint Services Web server to publish static Web file formats.

Default Document

Enables configuration of the default page of the Windows SharePoint Services site.

Directory Browsing

Enables browsing of the content of the Windows SharePoint Services site directory.

.NET Extensibility

Enables changes, additions, and extensions of Web server functionality in the request pipeline, the configuration, and the user interface.

ISAPI Extensions

Supports dynamic Web content development using ISAPI extensions.

HTTP Logging

Grants logging of the Windows SharePoint Services site activity.

Logging Tools

Provides infrastructure to manage the Windows SharePoint Services server logs and automate common logging tasks.

Request Monitor

Provides infrastructure to monitor the Windows SharePoint Services site health.

Windows Authentication

Performs NTLM integrated authentication.

Basic Authentication

Performs Basic authentication.

Anonymous Authentication

Performs Anonymous authentication when no other authentication method succeeds.

IIS 6.0 Metabase Compatibility

Allows the use of existing IIS 6.0 APIs and scripts to manage the IIS 7 Web server.

For more information about running Windows SharePoint Services on Windows Server® 2008 and IIS 7, see the following topics:

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