Installing Joomla

Hello
I'm running a web server on my PC.I have Windows XP Pro with IIS 5.1 The simple web site works OK.I also installed hMailServer which automatically installed me MS SQL  Server Compact 3,5 ENU database.
Would I be able to install and run Joomla or are there any prerequsites and if so which steps should I take first?
abrodskiAsked:
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bobohostCommented:
Here is a link from Joomla with the system requirements:

http://www.joomla.org/about-joomla/technical-requirements.html
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j-b-tCommented:
Yes you can run Joomla - but you need to set up teh server to run php applications.
These links may help you further:
http://php.iis.net/
http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/527/joomla-on-iis/
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abrodskiAuthor Commented:
I don't get it now...you say that I can run Joomla,but at the same time my system does NOT meet the min. requirements???  I only have IIS 5.1 and it's written that I need at least IIS 6
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abrodskiAuthor Commented:
Another thing is...is it a MUST to install Apache?
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j-b-tCommented:
Sorry I missed that you were using iis5- yes the  links I sent you were for ii6 and up, yes ii6 is teh recommended minimum, but I am aware that some people are using iis5. (Apache is not although joomla is built with apache in mind, as I understand it)

As I understand it is possible for Joomla to be set up on iis5 - but may be a little more glitchy, may have security issues etc., and is not recommended.

Nonetheless you may find more information on the joomla iis forum - http://forum.joomla.org/viewforum.php?f=543

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