Given that IIS is an MS recommended & assumed pre-req. as being installed for SQL 2005, why shouldn't I just NOT install it?

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.

Warmest Regards,

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It isn't required for an install...
I just checked our production SQL machines, and we don't have IIS installed on them.  
The only feature that needs IIS is Report Server. If you don't have IIS you will not be able to fully install Reporting Services. I installed SQL Server 2005 several times without IIS, because I didn't need SSRS and everything else worked fine.

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ksuchyAuthor Commented:
This blurb about IIS and reporting services, (from SQL books online) is the only thing I can find discussing it:

To be honest, I don't even know why anyone would want or need reporting services in layman's terms
ksuchyAuthor Commented:
Ok, I guess I'll have to find a website article/reference myself which discusses the cons of not having Reporting Services.  

Thanks again for everyone's help.
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