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I used Nlight to make a CD to install user workstation PC's in our hospital. In the process of streamlining, I removed IIS from the CD since 99.9999% of our users do not use IIS. However, one of our administrators needs IIS on her machine, and this CD was recently used to reload her machine. I've built another CD that does include IIS, but alas, the option to install IIS on this user's machine is somehow disabled. Is there something I'm missing in the registry, or will this simply be a machine reload issue?

OS is Windows XP Pro.

Thanks for any assistance anyone can render.

Have a deadline of this afternoon...thoughts anyone?

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1. Inside Windows Windows XP+SP3 CD there is a directory "i386" inside which there is a file called IMS.CAB. With WinRar (or

something similar) unpack the content to a temporary folder (you will need them at the end of the installation)

2. Search and find the file on the local computer: c:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF

3. In the section [COMPONENTS] you will find this line:

iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,hide,7

4. Change it to this: iis=iis2.dll,OcEntry,iis2.inf,,7

(remember to change the name in iis2.dll and iis2.inf and to eliminate

the word hide. In this way you bypass the protection of XP Pro)

5. From the Windows XP + SP3 CD (Pro) take the files: iis.dl_ and iis.in_

that are in the i386 folder and copy them on your desktop, open a dos

windows and with the prompt pointing at your desktop edit the following

commands:

EXPAND IIS.DL_ IIS2.DLL

EXPAND IIS.IN_ IIS2.INF

this will generate two new files named iis2.dll and iis2.inf

copy and paste IIS2.DLL to c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SETUP\

and IIS2.INF to c:\WINDOWS\INF\

6. Go to control panel/application/windows components and start windows

installer. You will see "Internet Information server" is now available as a

checkable option.

7. Select it.

8. It will need about 10/15 minutes and during that time the system is

going to ask you for a lot of files: some are in XP PRO CD. At a certain point the system will ask you for the

EXCH_adsiisex.dll file: it is the file you have extracted at the point 1 of

this guide, select it and you should go on without trouble.

9. At the end restart you computer.

10. Test if it is working: open Explorer and type in the address line:

http://localhost

11. If it will not work, try the following:

open a DOS window and type: iisreset /RESTART

edit: Enough editing. Now it should be ok.

Edited by atolica
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I used Nlight to make a CD to install user workstation PC's in our hospital.

you elected to use a product with no guarantee of support or documentation to deploy a hospital, of all places?

one of our administrators needs IIS on her machine

You loaded admin boxes with an Nlited install? This is headed downhill

Have a deadline of this afternoon...thoughts anyone?

reading the EULA, Im sure your employer does not want software being used in an unsupported fashion (and thats counting the community as support which is stretching it fiercely) You are lucky you caught someone kind enough to walk you through a reinstall of IIS and not quote scripture. I would recommend you do a file compare on a pure load and what you deployed to your clients.

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1. Inside Windows Windows XP+SP3 CD there is a directory "i386" inside which there is a file called IMS.CAB. With WinRar (or

something similar) unpack the content to a temporary folder (you will need them at the end of the installation)

2. Search and find the file on the local computer: c:\WINDOWS\INF\SYSOC.INF

3. In the section [COMPONENTS] you will find this line:

iis=iis.dll,OcEntry,iis.inf,hide,7

4. Change it to this: iis=iis2.dll,OcEntry,iis2.inf,,7

(remember to change the name in iis2.dll and iis2.inf and to eliminate

the word hide. In this way you bypass the protection of XP home)

5. From the Windows XP + SP3 CD (Pro) take the files: iis.dl_ and iis.in_

that are in the i386 folder and copy them on your desktop, open a dos

windows and with the prompt pointing at your desktop edit the following

commands:

EXPAND IIS.DL_ IIS2.DLL

EXPAND IIS.IN_ IIS2.INF

this will generate two new files named iis2.dll and iis2.inf

copy and paste IIS2.DLL to c:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\SETUP\

and IIS2.INF to c:\WINDOWS\INF\

6. Go to control panel/application/windows components and start windows

installer. You will see "Internet Information server" is now available as a

checkable option.

7. Select it.

8. It will need about 10/15 minutes and during that time the system is

going to ask you for a lot of files: some are in XP PRO CD. At a certain point the system will ask you for the

EXCH_adsiisex.dll file: it is the file you have extracted at the point 1 of

this guide, select it and you should go on without trouble.

9. At the end restart you computer.

10. Test if it is working: open Explorer and type in the address line:

http://localhost

11. If it will not work, try the following:

open a DOS window and type: iisreset /RESTART

edit: Enough editing. Now it should be ok.

atolica,

I am amazed at the excellence of your post!

Wonderful!

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