Thank you so much for your kind assistance! :-)
I have akready been researching this on various websites, but would like a better reference source if possible. Don't worry -- I'm won't try to debate that IIS is recommended as an installation pre-requisite, I already know that much. All the MS documentation (as well as the wizard that checks the pre-reqs during install) seems to assume that you are installing it, in fact, and it looks like most people do.
Given the above as assumed facts, could some generous and benevolent genius provide me with a URL address to an article discussing the consequences of not installing IIS on a dedicated SQL 2005 Server? (I would be most appreciative if so). I just want to find out for sure what we'll be missing out on, or what kinds of problems we might have by skipping IIS install for this SQL server.