Posted on 2006-03-20
Last Modified: 2010-04-20
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
Question by:perlperl

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    i have windows 2000 server

    Author Comment

    the directory C:\Inetpub\wwwroot does exists on my 2000 host...

    How can i configure it to run CGI applications

    Author Comment

    i guess this should help me out

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    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

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    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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    Assisted Solution

    For installing per try this help page, I have successfully installed using this link few days back.

    Please try it and get back to us if you need any further assistance.
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    by:Sam Panwar

    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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