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Web Server and ASP.NET v1.1.4322

Windows Xp Pro - I am trying to create a web page in Visual Studio.NET.  I keep getting an error message that says Web Server not connected.  The first place I checked was under the Add/Remove Components.  The IIS is not an option.  I then went to my office to work on my web page, because my computer at work contains the same software.  When I reloaded some software, I lost by Web Server.  In the Add/Remove Components, the IIS is an option.  The IIS made no difference in retrieving my Web Server.  What is going on and how do I get my web servers back?
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humeniukCommented:
Can you clarify a couple of things?:

"The first place I checked was under the Add/Remove Components.  The IIS is not an option."
Are you saying that there is no option to install IIS in your Add/Remove Components?

"When I reloaded some software, I lost by Web Server."
Does this mean that IIS was installed and working until you reloaded some software and then it disappeared?
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ShirleybeniAuthor Commented:
Okay let's start over.  I am taking a class in creating a web applications.  Requirements are Visual Studio 2003, Front Page 2000 extensions and IIS Snap-In and MS Access.  Windows XP Pro Versions 2002, was sent to me by my school.  It does not indicate where it is home or work edition.  However, I am using the software at home.  My web server space is through Road Runner.  IIS is NOT an option to choose.  Does any one know what to do to get this option?
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humeniukCommented:
If it's Windows XP Pro, then it's not the Home version, so it should include IIS 5.1, which is a limited version of the IIS that comes with Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server.  FPSE 2000 can be installed as a component of IIS 5.1 on Windows XP Pro.  Once IIS is installed, the IISMMC  Snap-In will be available as well.  You can install IIS by going to Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows Components -> Internet Information Services.

I'm not as familiar with Visual Studio, but I suspect that your best bet would be to get IIS installed and functional before adding Visual Studio.
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ShirleybeniAuthor Commented:
I know it should include IIS 5.1, but it's not there.  Can I download IIS 5.1 from somewhere?
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humeniukCommented:
Unfortunately, you can't.  It's not available for download, it only comes with the OS.  Additionally, you cannot upgrade your version of IIS without upgrading your OS.

The most likely explanation is that you have a version of Windows XP Home - which doesn't come with IIS - rather than Windows XP Pro.  If you are certain that it is the Professional edition and IIS does not show up in the Add/Remove Windows Components, you should take the CD back to the school and tell them there's a problem.
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ShirleybeniAuthor Commented:
I made the decision to uninstall XP Pro and reinstall.  However, when I go to add/remove the only XP shown installed is Windonws XP Pro Service Pack 2.  Is this the one to uninstall?  I definitely have XP Pro.
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humeniukCommented:
If you see Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2, it's a safe be that you're running XP Pro.  However, you cannot uninstall the OS in Add/Remove Programs.  To do a proper (ie. clean) reinstall, you should backup all your data, format the hard drive, etc.

Having said that, one more thing that comes to mind is that the WinXP built-in firewall can prevent IIS from working properly (when it is installed) by blocking incoming http requests.  This would not, however, explain why IIS doesn't appear in Add/Remove Windows Components.
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