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Installing IIS 6.0

Updated: August 22, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1

Because IIS 6.0 is not installed during the default installation of Windows Server 2003, the next step in deploying the target server is to install and configure IIS 6.0. The migration process presented here assumes that you install IIS 6.0 with the default options in Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel. If you use other methods for installing and configuring Windows Server 2003, such as Manage Your Server, the default configuration settings might be different.

Install and configure IIS 6.0 by completing the following steps:

  1. Install IIS 6.0 with only the essential components and services.

    As with installing Windows Server 2003, the primary concern when installing and configuring IIS 6.0 is to ensure that the security of the target server is maintained. Enabling unnecessary components and services increases the attack surface of the target server. You can help ensure that the target server is secure by enabling only the necessary components and services in IIS 6.0.

    For more information about how to install IIS 6.0, see Install IIS 6.0. For more information about the necessary IIS 6.0 components and services, see Enabling Only Essential IIS Components and Services.

  2. In addition to the necessary components and services recommendations in step 1, enable the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Service.

    The FTP service migrates content to the target server when you install and run the Apache to IIS 6.0 Migration Tool on the source server or on an intermediate computer.

    For more information about how to enable the FTP service, see Configure IIS Components and Services.

  3. If the source server has Web sites that are FrontPage extended, enable FrontPage 2002 Server Extensions on the target server.

    For more information about how to enable FrontPage Server Extensions, see Configure a Web Site to be FrontPage Extended.

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