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Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows XP Home Edit

by Here4hlp / April 7, 2006 2:49 PM PDT

I have just acquired a new laptop that came with Windows XP - Home Edition. My earlier system which is completely dead now had Windows 98 SE that the PWS/4.

I am learning CGI, Perl and PHP programming that require testing on a local web services. On the Win 98, I had no problem, but with the XP Home Edition, I am now stuck. I realized that there was no PWS/IIS included with the XP Home Edition.

I really need to continue with learning of these programs and would like some assistance as to how I can get the PWS/IIS. I am learning from somewhere online that these cannot work with XP-Home Edition. If this is true, is there any other software I can use to continue my programming knowledge?

Please Help.

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Just my thoughts.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 7, 2006 11:55 PM PDT

I'd jump to Apache for the web server since I know that locking down IIS is time lost.

What I wonder however is if you asked google how to install IIS on XP Home. I remember it possible but my style is to not duplicate such web content.


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Yes, I did a Google Search
by Here4hlp / April 8, 2006 8:34 PM PDT
In reply to: Just my thoughts.

Thanks Bob, a thought came to me after posting my message to search online and I came out with a solution that goes through a sort of tedious process. I can go thru the process but there is one file ''iissuba.dll'' I cannot find in my Windows folder.

My system, a Toshiba Satellite Laptop, came with Windows XP Home Edition pre-installed. The files required/referred to could be found under Windows\I386 but this particular iissuba.dl_ can't be located anywhere on my hard-drive. I have just downloaded one from the net, but I am not sure if it is for XP-Pro or XP-HE. This is my only hitch now.

Though, you have suggested Apache, but if you can refer me to a site where I can get the IISSUBA.DL_ OR IISSUBA.DLL, I shall be forever grateful.

Best Regards

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Ask Toshiba for the files.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 8, 2006 10:28 PM PDT

I don't duplicate web site information here except in short snippets. It's the forum policy and helps curb bloat. And why I didn't copy the tedious process you noted.

The files are copyrighted material so you would first ask the laptop maker to supply the rest of the OS or ask for a full refund.

The other option is to by the XP Pro Upgrade or switch to Apache and the readily available tools.

Happy hunting.


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Just use Apache

There are even a few ready to go packages for Windows that include the Apache web server with PHP support already configured and MySQL as well. Adding in Perl CGI support shouldn't be that difficult.

Instead of trying to hunt down all these files for IIS, you could have downloaded one of these Apache distributions and been on your way already. One I might suggest you look into is called WAMP. I don't know if it includes mod_perl for Apache or not, not a fan of Perl myself, but it shouldn't be hard to add.

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