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Process for Deploying an IIS 6.0 Web Server

Updated: August 22, 2005

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

The IIS 6.0 deployment process is written for Web server administrators who are responsible for installing and configuring IIS on new or existing servers. The sections in this guide can be divided into two main deployment scenarios:

  • Deploying a new Web server running Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0

  • Upgrading or migrating to a Web server running Windows Server 2003 with IIS 6.0

Figure 1.1 illustrates the sections in this guide that correspond to these scenarios.

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.

Review the flowchart in this figure and read the descriptions of each section to help identify the deployment tasks that you need to complete for your IIS 6.0 solution and to discover which sections will help you complete those tasks.

Figure 1.1   IIS 6.0 Deployment Process Steps and the Corresponding Sections

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Each section includes a flowchart that represents the organizing principle of the section content. Each section also includes a quick-start guide to facilitate the fastest possible deployment. You can use these quick-start guides to help identify the steps of the deployment process that you need additional information to complete, and then you can skip the information with which you are already familiar.

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