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I'm not sure how or when, but IIS is missing from Administrative Tools > Services.  My OS is Windows XP Pro, SP2.

I've gone to control panel > add components and checked all the usual stuff for IIS - coommon files, documentation, snap-in, etc.  The wizard runs.  It does not prompt me for any CD.  Finishes in just a minute or so - but when I go to Services, IIS is not there.  http://localhost doesn't find the server.   I tried adding the component from my Gateway Operating System cd for Windows XP Pro - same result, no IIS.

Not that I know what this means, but I see that in the folder, C: i386, I have the following files:
IISRESET.EX_
IISRSTAS.EX_
IISSYNC.EX_

I also still have an Inetpub folder with all my html files, etc.

If this matters, I have the .Net 1.1 framework installed.

Any ideas how I can get IIS back?  Thanks - Sue
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Irwin Santos earned 1000 total points
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uncheck the IIS box, then let it uninstall..  when done reboot your machine..

then reinstall the IIS component
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by:Sue White
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Now I'm much closer to where I need to be!  After uninstall and reboot, the installation took longer and prompted me to insert my Win disk while copying files. I do see IIS in Services and it is started.  The only thing not working is http://localhost.  When I type that into my browser it redirects to localstart.asp and then "Page cannot be displayed".  Any idea what I need to do to make this work - it must be a .NET thing.  
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by:Irwin Santos
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go into IE  TOOLS - INTERNET OPTIONS - ADVANCED tab, then uncheck  "SHOW FRIENDLY HTTP ERROR MESSAGES"..  

reload that URL you, post back the exact error message.
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by:Sue White
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I've unchecked the "show friendly http error..."  and here is all the text on the localstart.asp page after reload:
error '8007007e'
/localstart.asp, line 46

The header says http 500 Internal server error.

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BTW - I was poking around and found at least a way to get localhost to work with an .htm page - it is just asp that is having a problem.  I followed a KB article that said to set 500 errors to default - so that is why I didn't get much text on the localstart.asp page.   You've solved my original problem.  Thank you.
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cool. thank you.

as for your localstart problem.  make sure that ASP is ALLOWED under webserver extensions
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