There are many ways to install IIS 7.0, from installing it as part of the Windows Server 2008 installation or adding IIS 7.0 to an existing server to upgrading a Windows Server 2003 and IIS 6.0 installation—not to mention automated or unattended installations.
In this chapter, we assume that you've read and understood the deployment planning issues discussed in Chapter 3, "Planning Your Deployment." You might also want to scan several of the upcoming chapters so that you understand which additional features you might want to install. Chapter 5, "Administration Tools," as well as Chapter 10, "Configuring Other Services," may help you.
After reading this chapter, you should be able to:
Install IIS 7.0 along with Windows Server 2008.
Install IIS 7.0 into an existing Windows Server 2008 system.
Upgrade a Windows Server 2003 IIS 6.0 system to Windows Server 2008 and IIS 7.0.
Install new features in an existing IIS 7.0 installation.
Install IIS 7.0 from the command line.
Configure IIS 7.0 for shared hosting recommendations.
Install IIS 7.0 on Windows Vista.
Future chapters will cover advanced configuration options for IIS 7.0. While this chapter covers adding features to an existing IIS 7.0 installation, you may wish to also look at Chapter 11, "Core Server," and Chapter 18, "Programmatic Configuration and Management," as companions to this chapter.
The most basic installation of IIS 7.0 is a clean installation, either at the time the operating system ...