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Question: Does Microsoft Windows XP Pro have IIS? (Internet Information Services)

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IIS (Internet Information Services) is a recognized web document service that will serve and share these documents over a LAN/Intranet or Internet. You might be familiar with Linux type versions of this such as Apache. These services are typically setup so Windows users can create or configure their own web servers over the Internet. In previous versions of Windows the IIS module or service was much easier to find and install. On Windows XP it is a bit more hidden but very simple to find. Please proceed to read the simple instructions below if you wish to proceed to use this service.

Instructions for enabling the IIS (Internet Information Services) service on Microsoft Windows XP.

If you are using the normal start menu feature that was installed with Windows XP then:

1.) Click the [ Start ] Menu.
2.) Click on [ Control Panel ].
3.) Once the Control Panel window has opened, click on [ Add or Remove Programs ] Menu.
4.) A new window should open with a bunch of neat stuff that you have previously installed. Never mind this stuff and look to your left side of the menu and click on [ Add/Remove Windows Components ].
5.) Another new window should open. If you scroll down just a tab bit you will see Internet Information Services (IIS). Click the check box just to the left of this and proceed by clicking [ Next ].

If you are using the classic start menu feature that you enabled on Windows XP Start Menu properties then::

1.) Click the [ Start ] Menu.
2.) Click on [ Settings ].
3.) 2.) Click on [ Control Panel ].
4.) Once the Control Panel window has opened, click on [ Add or Remove Programs ] Menu.
5.) A new window should open with a bunch of neat stuff that you have previously installed. Never mind this stuff and look to your left side of the menu and click on [ Add/Remove Windows Components ].
6.) Another new window should open. If you scroll down just a tab bit you will see Internet Information Services (IIS). Click the check box just to the left of this and proceed by clicking [ Next ].

Here is a brief example of what you should be looking at as a end result of follow the above instructions ->







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