Installation sequence...

I need to install the following in my newly formatted (recovered) laptop:

SQL Server Express 2012
Visual Studio 2010

Question: Should IIS activation be after SQL Server and before Visual Studio?

Please comment on any other related issue there may be.

Thank you.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAsked:
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Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
I'd put IIS on first as it is potentially a pre-requisite (depending on what features you intend to install).
Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
re:> depending on what features you intend to install

This is not a helpful statement.    

- depending on what features you intend to install what? (SQL Server Express 2012,
Visual Studio 2010, or IIS)

- depending on what features... (what are the features?)

- I'd put IIS on first... (are you guessing or you know for sure?)
Carl TawnSystems and Integration DeveloperCommented:
OK let me rephrase. You should absolutely positively put IIS on first. It's a pre-requisite for some SQL Server features. It will still install if you don't have it but it will bitch about it, and then you'll have to configure IIS yourself if you install it after SQL Server.

If you intend to run Visual Studio over IIS, rather than the built in Cassini, then you'll need IIS. If you're planning on using any Reporting Services for SQL Server then you'll need IIS.
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
What was the purpose of my question...

While back after installation on vs 2010, when I was trying to do some asp development, I had problem because IIS wasn't activated prior to vs2010 installation.

Also, at some point when I was trying to do some SSRS, I found that SQL Server had to be installed before IIS activation. So, from what i know so far the proper order has to be:

SQL Server,
IIS activation, and lastly
vs installation

Just to make sure, I have posted this question. But you are saying to activate IIS first.

I hope there are some other experts to provide a second opinion. I trust what I remember 75% but, with due respect, I trust what you are saying 25%.


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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
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