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Performing the Upgrade

Updated: August 22, 2005

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

Before upgrading your existing server to Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0, you must back up the server, verify that clients are not accessing Web sites on the server, and optionally prevent the WWW service from being disabled. Then upgrade the Web server to Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0. Finally, verify that the upgrade to Windows Server 2003 completed successfully.

You can use the Web Platform Installer (Web PI) to easily install IIS, and applications that run on IIS. The Web PI is a free, lightweight tool that lets you install IIS and related technologies such as ASP.NET, SQL Server Express, Visual Web Developer, other popular Web applications, and more. Because the Web PI installs the latest versions of available Web Platform offerings, with just a few simple clicks you can download and install any new tools or updates. To learn more about the Web PI, see Learn more and install the Web PI.

Figure 5.3 illustrates the process for performing to upgrade an IIS server to IIS 6.0.

Figure 5.3   Performing the Upgrade

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