Installing IIS On Windows XP
How to install Internet Information Services 5.1
This help page shows you how to install Microsoft's Internet
Information Services (IIS) 5.1 web server for Windows XP
Can it be installed on Windows XP Home Edition?
Why do I need to do this?
Contract Eagle is a browser-based software product which
requires Microsoft's web server platform to run. All other systems
supported by Contract Eagle (eg. Windows Server 2003, Windows
Vista, Windows 7, WIndows Server 2008) allow IIS to be installed
automatically. Windows XP Professional does not support this
facility and therefore you need to follow these manual steps to
complete the installation.
Lets Get Started
IIS isn't installed by default on a standard installation of
Windows XP Professional. If you are not sure then it is most likely
that it isn't already installed.
You will need your Windows XP Professional CD with you
and you will need to be able to log in as an administrator on your
Step 1 - Control Panel
Go to Control Panel -> Add Remove
Step 2 - Windows Configuration
Step 3 - Select IIS
The Windows Component Wizard will appear. You need to
select the Internet Information Services (IIS)
checkbox and then click Next.
Step 4 - Insert Your XP Professional CD
Now you will probably be asked to insert your Windows XP
Do not be concerned if you do not see this step. It means your
system has probably been installed via the network, meaning you
don't have to locate and insert your CD.
Step 5 - Installing
Once your WIndows XP Professional CD (or network based
installation) is available you will see a window like the
following, indicating that Internet Information Services is being
Step 6 - Finished
When installation has finished you will see the following
window, which shows that you have successfully installed Microsoft
Internet Information Services 5.1.
Step 7 - Configure ASP.NET
This step registers Microsofts "DOT NET" technology within the
IIS Web Server.
You may achieve this by clicking the "Configure ASP .NET" button
within the Contract Eagle Installation Assistant. (Technical
Note: This executes "aspnet_regiis -i" for .Net v2.0)
IIS has now been installed and the Contract Eagle setup
assistant will be able to complete its installation for you.