A Couple of Quick Tips on Setting Up IIS 5 (XP)

March 25, 2008 at 2:32 am Leave a comment

It’s not always obvious whats up with IIS if all not going according to plan. The error messages are not always as clear as they could be. None of it’s that tricky once you’ve set up a couple of sites, however, there are some things to watch out for:

 1. IIS 5 must be installed before you  install the .NET framework. Lots of problems arise if the two components are not installed in that order. It’s probably advisable to reinstall any instances of SQL Server that you’ll be using too.

 2. Make sure that anonymous access is enabled. Default Website > Properties > Directory security.

 3. If you want to put your application at a level higher than wwwroot (e.g. wwwroot/mysite/default.aspx), then you need to set up a virtual directory, even if it’s just going to be the same name. This is because it is an error to place a web.config file at a level higher than the application root.

 This page explains how to set up a virtual directory in IIS 4 or 5:

 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/IIS.mspx

 With these simple rules adhered to, you should be able to start testing your C# or VB web pages.

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