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Installing IIS on Windows XP

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Video: Installing IIS on Windows XP

In order to deploy your ASP.NET website you will need work with Internet Information Services or IIS. IIS is Microsoft's enterprise level web server. It's included with many editions of Windows including Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and many editions of Windows Vista. In this video I'll describe how to install IIS on Windows XP Professional. In order to work with ASP.NET 3.5 you will need to be working with at least Windows XP Service Pack 2, which is the version I'm working on right now, and you will need access to your Windows Media CD. That is the CD from which you installed the Windows operating system. That's because the installation files for IIS are on the CD rather than part of the default installation of the operating system itself.

Installing IIS on Windows XP

In order to deploy your ASP.NET website you will need work with Internet Information Services or IIS. IIS is Microsoft's enterprise level web server. It's included with many editions of Windows including Windows XP Professional, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and many editions of Windows Vista. In this video I'll describe how to install IIS on Windows XP Professional. In order to work with ASP.NET 3.5 you will need to be working with at least Windows XP Service Pack 2, which is the version I'm working on right now, and you will need access to your Windows Media CD. That is the CD from which you installed the Windows operating system. That's because the installation files for IIS are on the CD rather than part of the default installation of the operating system itself.

From the Windows menu, go to the Control panel. I'll go to the Start menu and select Control panel and in the Control panel if you see the Category View, which will only have a few options, switch to this the Classic View by clicking the appropriate link. Then from the Control panel Classic View double-click on Add or Remove Programs. Click on Add/ Remove Windows Components. It might take a few moments for Windows XP to scan your computer, to see what components were already installed and then it presents this, the Windows Components Wizard.

Scroll down a bit and you will see an item labeled Internet Information Services. Check that option and then click the Details button. The Details button shows a list of the subcomponents for IIS. You will need to install most of the items that are already selected here. The one that's totally optional is the SMTP Service. SMTP stands for Send Mail Transfer Protocol and it's a service that you can use if you want to send mail from your own server. Setting up SMTP is a fairly complex operation and there are security considerations that I won't go into here. So for this purpose I'll just deselect it. But I'll leave all the other items selected that are already selected including World Wide Web Service, Internet Information Service SnapIn, Documentation and Common Files and then I'll click OK.

Then I'll click Next and that causes the installation to proceed. The installation process installs the actual software and also creates a default directory structure named c:/inetpub/www.root. That folder will become your IIS default documents folder. So that if a user navigates to your website and provides just the root folder address you will actually be addressing files in the wwwroot location.

Once the installation is complete you will see this message, Completing the windows components wizard, click Finish. Then close the Add or Remove Programs window and return to the Control panel. Go to Administrative Tools and from there into Services. In the Services panel scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will find an item labeled World Wide Web Publishing that's the actual IIS service and you can stop and start your server from this item.

Right after installation it's a good idea to stop the service and then restart it. In some circumstances you might find you actually have to reboot the computer, before you can address your server for the first time. Now the first time you go into the server, you might see some errors. I'll go to our browser and type in http://localhost. It might take a few moments to address the server for the first time and you might see this pop up login dialog. The reason this dialog appears is because the default user that's being used to manage your IIS service is not authenticated for the www.rootfolder. So there is a bit of a set up process to follow. I'll Cancel the dialog and then I'll hold down the Window key and press E, for Windows Explorer and I'll navigate to C: > Inetpub.

The wwwroot folder is right here. This is the folder that by default is secured. I'll right-click on it and select Sharing and Security. In the Properties dialog look for a Security tab. Now if you don't see the Security tab, press Escape go back to Windows Explorer, go to Tools > Folder Options. In the Folder Options dialog click View, scroll down to the bottom of the options and deselect this option, Use simple file sharing. Then click OK and then once again right-click on wwwroot and select Properties.

This time you should see the Security tab, click on it. Then in the list of group or user names go down to Users, click on it and then in the Permissions list click on the check box under Allow and then I'll click OK. And you will have granted permissions for all the users on the computer to access this folder. Go back to the browser and once again navigate to the http://localhost. Once again you might see the login dialog. That's because by default you are trying to access a file. Which is also secured so there is one more step in the process to testing your server. Press Escape or click Cancel and then create a new file. I have already created the file that's needed. Its name is Default.htm. And I'll open it in a Text Editor, I'll use WordPad and show you that it contains the simplest possible web page.

It has a pair of http tags, a pair of body tags and a Heading1 with the words Hello World! I'll take that file and copy it to the Clipboard and then I'll navigate to my wwwroot folder and paste it into place. Then I'll go back to the browser again and I'll type in again http://localhost and this time I should see the string Hello World! displayed in large text. Don't worry about any security prompts you might see. After the next step, which will be installation of ASP.NET 3.5 and its integration with IIS, you will be ready to start deploying your websites right away.

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  1. 18m 44s
    1. Welcome
      1m 42s
    2. Prerequisites
      2m 21s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 32s
    4. Upgrading exercise file websites for ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      2m 40s
    5. What's new in ASP.NET 4 (NEW)
      3m 48s
    6. What's new in ASP.NET 4.5 (NEW)
      3m 23s
    7. What's new in this course update (NEW)
      3m 18s
  2. 33m 34s
    1. Understanding how ASP.NET works
      5m 52s
    2. Installing Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2008
      3m 43s
    3. Installing Visual Studio Express 2012 for web (NEW)
      2m 12s
    4. Hello World: Creating your first ASP.NET web site
      4m 28s
    5. Creating pages with dynamic output
      7m 39s
    6. Understanding the development web server
      4m 49s
    7. Exploring the development environment
      4m 51s
  3. 40m 2s
    1. Understanding Microsoft SQL Server
      5m 47s
    2. Installing SQL Server Express
      6m 51s
    3. Exploring SQL Server Management Studio Basic
      4m 23s
    4. Creating a new database
      8m 51s
    5. Connecting to the database in ASP.NET
      5m 35s
    6. Testing SQL queries
      3m 53s
    7. Presenting a dataset in an ASP.NET page
      4m 42s
  4. 25m 31s
    1. Understanding ASP.NET web form pages
      5m 51s
    2. Separating presentation and logic with code files
      4m 17s
    3. Adding web form controls to a page
      5m 25s
    4. Handling postback data in a web form page
      5m 50s
    5. Using data binding expressions
      4m 8s
  5. 48m 37s
    1. Creating a testing environment
      4m 40s
    2. Declaring and using a simple variable
      6m 14s
    3. Declaring and using a complex object
      6m 16s
    4. Using loops
      6m 52s
    5. Using functions
      9m 25s
    6. Using trace statements
      4m 47s
    7. Debugging with breakpoints
      5m 45s
    8. Commenting code
      4m 38s
  6. 17m 43s
    1. Creating web controls
      5m 53s
    2. Registering a user control on a web form page
      3m 25s
    3. Registering controls globally in the web.config file
      3m 53s
    4. Adding public properties to a web control
      4m 32s
  7. 19m 7s
    1. Understanding Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
      5m 36s
    2. Attaching external CSS files
      3m 12s
    3. Defining a CSS selector
      6m 10s
    4. Using CSS class selectors in server controls
      4m 9s
  8. 30m 34s
    1. Presenting data with the GridView control
      5m 49s
    2. Controlling GridView paging and appearance
      5m 46s
    3. Editing data with the GridView control
      6m 57s
    4. Presenting data with the DataList control
      5m 42s
    5. Formatting data with binding expressions
      6m 20s
  9. 36m 46s
    1. Using the DetailsView control
      7m 33s
    2. Inserting data with the DetailsView control
      6m 36s
    3. Redirecting page requests
      9m 39s
    4. Creating an update page
      6m 20s
    5. Linking to update pages from the list page
      4m 3s
    6. Deleting database records
      2m 35s
  10. 22m 15s
    1. Customizing forms with item editing templates
      6m 7s
    2. Adding validator controls to a form
      6m 40s
    3. Controlling the validation error message display
      6m 24s
    4. Using the ValidationSummary control
      3m 4s
  11. 29m 49s
    1. Creating a query with joined tables
      8m 6s
    2. Replacing control style properties with CSS
      5m 50s
    3. Creating a CSS file for printing
      3m 14s
    4. Suppressing elements in printed web pages
      5m 47s
    5. Selecting data for a report
      6m 52s
  12. 11m 14s
    1. Understanding ViewState and managing postbacks
      4m 36s
    2. Using session variables
      6m 38s
  13. 20m 57s
    1. Turning on forms authentication
      1m 51s
    2. Creating a page to log in users
      4m 18s
    3. Creating a page to set up new users
      4m 6s
    4. Understanding the security database
      3m 27s
    5. Configuring security in the web.config file
      2m 59s
    6. Creating a page to log out users
      4m 16s
  14. 27m 56s
    1. Installing IIS on Windows XP
      6m 32s
    2. Installing ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows XP
      1m 39s
    3. Deploying a site on Windows XP
      5m 9s
    4. Installing Information Internet Services (IIS) on Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8
      1m 56s
    5. Configuring ASP.NET 3.5 on Windows Vista
      2m 15s
    6. Deploying an application on Windows Vista
      3m 29s
    7. Scripting a database for deployment
      3m 36s
    8. Exporting database scripts in SQL Server Management Studio 2012 (NEW)
      3m 20s
  15. 2m 0s
    1. Where to go from here
      2m 0s

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