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I need a CMS for IIS on Windows 2003 with MS SQL.

I've been asked to completely rebuild my company's web site, and to make it easy for certain people to update their respective sections of the site.  The site as it is now is a jumbled mess of ASP and javascript.  There is no rhyme or reason to the site structure or its content.

I want to use a CMS on the new site so that people can update their pages, and I don't have to worry about them deviating from the approved template.  Does anyone know of a free or at least moderately priced CMS that will work on IIS with MS SQL?  I have looked at many open source solutions for Linux that would all be perfect for what I want to do, but alas I am not able to use Linux or Apache for this task.

I'm basically just looking for opinions about the different options one has when trying to setup a CMS on a Microsoft Web Server.

Thanks.
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duzCommented:
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Use Microsoft's Content Management Server 2002 http://www.microsoft.com/cmserver/

It costs but will save your company money in the long run. For example you can see it in use here http://www.xbox.com and here http://www.ford.com

- duz
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OliWarnerCommented:
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OliWarnerCommented:
That's a damn long URL
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eyeh8uCommented:
You could install PHP into your IIS instance and run a MySQL Database on your server and thus use one of the open source PHP CMS Systems. I'm pretty familiar with the code-base for Geeklog and I used to use Php-Nuke pretty heavily until version 5. I've had both of them running in Apache on Windows, so they should run with no problems under PHP in IIS just as easily.

Potentialy, you could replace the Database Abstraction Layer in Geeklog or Nuke to work with MS SQL Server if you can't run MySQL.
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saic_gcoCommented:
That was just a copy and paste URL... sorry
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naj2576Author Commented:
Thanks for the suggestions.

I spent the afternoon yesterday trying to install Microsoft's Content Management Server 2002 onto my Windows Server 2003 Machine.  It was a huge headache, and after hours of frustration It was finally installed, but not operational.  It was too much of a headache to be worthwhile.

dotnetnuke is still an option.  A coworker here has had multiple bad experiences with it so I don't know if I want to go that direction, but it is not completely ruled out.

Macromedia is an option.  I'd like to not have to spend a whole lot of money if at all possible though.

Unfortunately I cannot use a mySQL database.  It must be a SQL 2000 database.

Has anyone had any experience with a CMS called "WebGUI" on Windows 2003 with IIS 6.0?

Any more ideas before I try to wrap this question up?
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duzCommented:
naj2576 -

Sorry about your MCMS installation problems :(

We did not have such problems but of course as with any product there are always anomalies and glitches.  You will find very good support in microsoft.public.cmserver.general.

- duz
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naj2576Author Commented:
Thanks for the ideas guys.  I guess this was too broad a question to get the specific answer I was looking for.  I was hoping someone would have already found the perfect CMS for my situation and they could pass along the info.  I'm still searching for a good CMS to work on a Microsoft platform.  I'll post back if I find anything worthwhile.  Maybe someone else is in the same boat I am.

I split the points amongst you all, because you each had good ideas, but unfortunately none of them will work in my situation.  Thanks any how.
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