But I haven't run IIS in some 5 years. I've been helping people migrate to Apache so my IIS skills are almost non-existent.
Here's why. IIS is a minefield of security issues. While it was easy to get IIS up and running, the needed lockdown takes days. Maybe less if there is some checksheet, but I don't have it.
I am building a server to host my own website and during an update, I've run into a problem. Once the computer has rebooted I get a window asking me to finish the installation by configuring certain services and programs that appear down the left side of the window that are clickable. Such as Web Server as a submenu choice.
When I click the main part of the window "Finish Install" the Add-Remove Programs list window appears, with an error window saying the res=appz.cpl/(filename here) isn't registered. Clicking that error window closed produces one item in the list window of Add-Remove Programs (the IIS component) and nothing else, and I'm back at the main screen waiting for me to click on the left menu items to configure them.
I attempted to go to Control Panel/Add-Remove Programs and it is the only icon that doesn't work...nothing happens when I click on it, so I couldn't add/remove any components if I wanted to via that method in order to try to fix whatever the error message previously is trying to tell me.
Does anybody have any ideas regarding what may have happened and how I fix it? I realize I didn't give the entire error message, and I will go back to try to recreate it (it's predictable by rebooting) and post an addendum here.
Thanks for any thoughts you might have before I get back here. I've been away from W2K Pro for quite awhile and can't recall how to replace files that might be corrupt or missing.....is there an SFC program for it?