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IIS windows 2003 server deleted or uninstalled accidently

Posted on 2014-04-09
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On our test web 2003 server, the IIS server was accidently removed and I've been trying to reinstall it (no sys admins here)

For each web site under C:\Inetpub\wwwroot) I don't have the WebSharing tab that the production server has.

I do have the following folder,

C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv

but no IIS Server Manager. Web sites are down.

I tried reinstalling it 2 ways,

The first way is using Manage Your Server / Add or remove a role / select Application server (IIS,.. /

sometimes I get a "Files needed" message looking for 'appsrv.msc' and I'll tried getting it off the CD_ROM or search for this file in the servicepack directory.  Both times it fails.

The message I consitently get is,

"Cannot Complete

The Configure Your Server Wizard cannot finish setting up this server as an application server bc IIS could not be installed."

The log states,

"Configurations for an Application Server
IIS could not be installed on this server.
To install IIS, try running the Configure Your Server Wizard again, or use Add or Remove Programs."

The second way is through the Add or Remove Programs utility / Add Remove Windows Components.

This method looks like it works since I don't get any error messages but there in nothing installed.

I also tried downloading IIS 6.0 for Windows 2003 server but I don't see that as an option.

Not sure where to go from here.
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Question by:talahi
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by:arnold
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Is this an SBS?

When you say nothing is installed, you do not have within mange your server, the application IIS server role listed.  In the administrative tools, you do not have Internet information service (IIS)?
The IIS tool is how the web server component is managed.
This tool is where you would define the sites and their functionality.
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by:talahi
ID: 39991454
Not sure what an SBS is.

There is no IIS Manager in the admin tools and there is no node call Internet Information Service (IIS) Manager under Services and Applications.  There is also no IIS Admin Service under Services.

I'm going to look at the regristry next.
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by:arnold
ID: 39991508
Does manage your server now reflect that the application IIS role is installed?
Try start\run
MMC
Select file add/remove snap-in see if there is an IIs interface option there just incase the IIS admin tool was removed/hidden.
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by:talahi
ID: 39991556
If I try start\run
MMC
I get a Concole Root with a message 'There are no items to show in this view'

I also tried this on a server where IIS works and I get the same message

Previously I had tried to run an IIS .exe I found and it said something about it could not snap-in or MMC snap-in X.
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by:arnold
ID: 39991879
Once MMC opens, please use the file menu to add/remove snap-in

You will see an option to add a snap-on from a list.
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by:talahi
ID: 39991979
Ok I did this.  I assume I'm looking to add IIS from this list?  This is no IIS listed here.

Question, when trying to reinstall iis it asks me to browse to a certain file in the \i386 directory.  Should I browse to the original disk directory for this file or from one of the service packs on the server?
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arnold earned 500 total points
ID: 39991997
Yes. Try the OS install first.
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by:talahi
ID: 39999526
The registry settings were preventing this from loading.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780409(v=WS.10).aspx

I made these changes,

Registry key (for use in a script that checks whether a component is installed): 0x00000000 means it is not installed;
 at  
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\
Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup\
OC Manager\Subcomponents\

for,

iis_common
iis_asp
iis_inetmgr
iis_internetdataconnector
iis_serversideincludes
bitsserverextensionsisapi
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by:talahi
ID: 39999529
Thanks for the help
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