22.2.2         How to Install IIS (Internet Information Services)

Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003.

You will need the Installation CD to match your installation of Windows XP Professional, Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003.

IMPORTANT - Re-install  Service Packs after adding a Windows Component!

1.      Log on to the computer as an administrator.

2.      Click Start, and then click Control Panel.

3.      Double-click Add or Remove Programs, and then click Add/Remove Windows Components.

4.      In the Windows Components Wizard, under the Components list, click Internet Information Services.

5.      In the Windows Components Wizard, click Next. The Windows Components Wizard displays the Configuring Components screen with a status bar that displays the progress of the configuration. If you are prompted, insert the Windows XP CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.

6.      When Setup is complete, the Completing the Windows Components Wizard screen is displayed. Click Finish to close the wizard.

7.  Download and install the latest service pack. Adding a Windows Component overwrites some service pack files and lacks files from the service pack update resulting in a potentially corrupt operating system or non-functional features.


Windows Vista Business and Windows Vista Ultimate

IIS is disabled by default in Windows Vista.  For those of you who wish to use WebAccess Project Node on Windows Vista, please enable IIS on your project nodes first with following IIS features turned on before installing WebAccess Project Node software.

Note - Windows Vista Home  is not supported as a Project Node or SCADA node! Do not try to install WebAccess SCADA Node or Project Node software on Windsows Vista Home Basic or Home Premium.

To enable IIS in Windows Vista Business:

1. Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> Programs and Features

2. On the left Side Bar select “Turn Windows features on or off”

3. Wait for the Windows Features dialog box to open and fill, then expand “Internet Information Services”.

In case the above  JPEG images does not appear in this, the typical settings for IIS in Vista for use with WebAccess on the Project Node as tested are:

Internet Information Services – ON

FTP Publishing Service – OFF (optionally ON, not needed and is security risk)

Web Management Tools – ON

IIS 6 Management Compatibility - ON

                          IIS 6 Management Console – OFF

                          IIS 6 Scripting Tools – OFF

                          IIS 6 WMI Compatibility – OFF

                          IIS Meta base and IIS 6 configuration compatibility – ON

                   IIS Management Console – ON

                   IIS Management Scripts and Tools – OFF

                   IIS Management Service - OFF


World Wide Web Services - ON

Application Development Features – ON

                             .NET Extensibility – OFF

                             ASP – ON

                             ASP.NET – OFF

                             CGI – OFF

                             IASPI Extensions – ON

                             IASPI Filters – OFF

                             Server Side Includes - ON


Common Http Features – ON

                             Default Document – ON

                             Directory Browsing – ON

                             Http Errors – ON

                             Http Redirection - ON

                             Static Content - ON


Health and Diagnostics – ON

                             Custom Logging – OFF

                             HTTP Logging – ON

                             Logging Tools – OFF

                             ODBC Logging – OFF

                             Request Monitoring – ON

                             Tracing - OFF


Performance Features – ON

                             Http Compression Dynamic – ON

                             Static Content Compression - On


Security - ON

Basic Authentication - OFF

Client Certificate Mapping Authentication - OFF

Digest Authentication - OFF

IIS Client Certificate Mapping Authentication - OFF

IP Security - OFF

Request Filtering - ON

URL Authorization - OFF

Windows Authentication (optional ON, usually OFF)