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Windows Server® 2008 Administrator’s Companion by Charlie Russel and Sharon Crawford

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Installing IIS

You have two methods for installing IIS 7.0 on Windows Server 2008: You can use the Server Roles Wizard, or you can use Windows Package Manager from a command prompt. The first method is fairly easy because the wizard walks you through the process, and descriptions of each feature are visible. Windows Package Manager is advantageous if you need to automate the installation process using a script, and it’s the only way to install IIS on a server running Windows Server Core.

To determine which specific features to include, you should have a detailed discussion with the teams involved in administering the server, sites, and applications as well as the teams that are designing, implementing, and managing the content and applications ...

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