How do i know if i have IIS installed in my host system

If install how to configure it so that i can run the cgi page
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perlperlAuthor Commented:
i have windows 2000 server
perlperlAuthor Commented:
the directory C:\Inetpub\wwwroot does exists on my 2000 host...

How can i configure it to run CGI applications
perlperlAuthor Commented:
i guess this should help me out
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perlperlAuthor Commented:
i have index.html page in C:\perl-scripts as per the document
when I do
http://xx.xx.xx.xx/cgi-bin    I get "page cannot be displayed"

If i do, http://xx.xx.xx.xx/cgi-bin/index.html, the page is properly displayed

1) Why is http://xx.xx.xx.xx/cgi-bin  not working, I thought it should automatically open index.html page

2) Also is there a way to change the format the url http://xx.xx.xx.xx/cgi-bin/index.html, I don't like the term cgi-bin in that url

Hi perlperl,

You have to make in iis the default page : index.html

Go to Administrative Tools -> IIS -> Default Web Site -> Right Click and Select Properties
Documents Tab -> Enable Default Document -> Add to the List "index.html" and remove the others.


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Sam PanwarSr. Server AdministratorCommented:

How do i know if i have IIS installed in my host system

If you are using the window 2000 server then the IIS already installed on this. If you want to check this then you can also try to check the any website which is running on that server you can find that IIS is running.

also check the folder c:\inetpub\wwwroot there
this means IIS installed on that system.

If install how to configure it so that i can run the cgi page??

If you want Installed Cgi then

Download the latest version of ActivePerl from if you
haven't done so already.

When you install it, it should ask if you want to add the script mappings to
IIS. In fact, by default they will be ticked (if you have IIS installed)

That's it.

Perl can be used to write any type of program.  CGI scripts
can be written in any programming language.

Isttall perl after that
goto> IIS> website extension > allow perl
if you not seen the perl extension there then you have add manually from here
right click > new extension > perl> browse perl exe > select script option and then finish

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