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Last post Jul 30, 2009 03:42 AM by Paul Lynch

  • IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 23, 2006 03:21 PM|Barney|LINK

    Is it (will it be) possible to run IIS7 on Windows 2003 (Web) Server? Or all of us will have to upgrade our servers :(
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    Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 23, 2006 04:08 PM|bgold|LINK

    Barney -- IIS7 will be available only as part of Windows Vista and Longhorn Server.

    Hope this helps,
    Brian

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    Brian Goldfarb [MS]
    Group Product Manager
    UX Platform and Tools Strategy
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 23, 2006 06:16 PM|Barney|LINK

    Are you telling us that W2k3 server is already outdated? It is nonsense!
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    Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 23, 2006 06:29 PM|bills|LINK

    No, I don't think that is what Brian was trying to say (although he is full of nonsense! :))

    Since Windows 2000, IIS has always shipped with the Operating System, for a variety of reasons.  With IIS7, we're targeting the next OS release - Vista client as a platform for developers and Longhorn Server as a production server platform.  We take advantage of several new capabilities of the OS, including kernel mode authentication and SSL - now done in HTTP.sys.  Shipping IIS7 to Windows 2003 or XP , while possible (isn't anything possible with code?) would take quite a bit of time and effort.  With Windows Vista happening later this year, and Longhorn Server scheduled for next year, we're focused on making sure we nail that release for now. 

    We do understand the pain associated with OS upgrade.  We are thinking (a lot) about how to make sure the upgrade / migration process is as smooth as possible from IIS5/6 -> IIS7. 

    I'm sure it's not the answer you'd like to hear, but hope that helps -

    bill
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  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 23, 2006 08:22 PM|jeff@zina.com|LINK

    Barney

    Are you telling us that W2k3 server is already outdated? It is nonsense!
    Server 2003 isn't outdated yet, but when Longhorn ships it likely will be.  But what's the problem with that?  W2K is outdated and many organizations are using it, NT has hit the end of the life cycle and support has ended, yet still many organizations are using it as well.  Server 2003 and IIS6 will still be in wide use for at least half a decade yet.

    Jeff

    Have you Binged a solution before posting?
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    May 25, 2006 12:21 AM|brashquido|LINK

    2003 > 2007 is a pretty decent slab of time in the software world. As Jeff said, the introduction of IIS 7 won't instantaneously relegate you IIS 6 servers to the junk pile, they will still be around for some time yet. I'm still supporting IIS 5 servers which will most likely be upgraded directly to IIS 7.
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    Dominic Ryan
    Microsoft IIS MVP
    IIS Aid
    IIS and Open Source
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jun 13, 2006 09:21 AM|DKB|LINK

    When people crest the top of the learning curve and begin to feel comfortable with what they are doing... administering, I mean that is what the severs are intended to do and not just to see what a group of developers can come up with each and every calender quarter. Does anyone here have an idea what kind of stress it puts on a administrator to anticipate a new version. Only when a new version was being pushed out the door a some months earlier. Is it true to say that these versions are targeted towards the developers and the administrators should not panic because of such a short time has passed befor they can actually feel comfortable going forward with learning a new version of the server. Wasn't it not so long ago that the R2 release was let out of the gate.

    Thank you for your attention,

    DKB

    DKB
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jun 13, 2006 11:29 PM|TobinTitus|LINK

    Hey DKB, I responded to this post on the other thread.

    http://forums.iis.net/ShowThread.aspx?PostID=1313478&PermaPostID=1313846#1313846

    Please let me know if you have any specific questions I can help you with.

    Tobin Titus - IIS UE

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jun 14, 2006 08:32 AM|jeff@zina.com|LINK

    DKB

    Is it true to say that these versions are targeted towards the developers and the administrators should not panic because of such a short time has passed befor they can actually feel comfortable going forward with learning a new version of the server. Wasn't it not so long ago that the R2 release was let out of the gate.

    R2 is a revision of an existing system, few changes and mostly additional features or integration of service packs.  Most administrators have a variety of servers, 2000 and Server 2003.  They will always have a variety, because the features that make upgrades desirable for some may not for others.  For example, it made sense to upgrade an Exchange Server to 2003 if you moved to Exchange 2003.  If you stayed on Exchange 5.5 it made no sense (it would break it) to move to Server 2003.

    The average life span of a server is 5 years at most organizations.  Over that time, many will not be upgraded from their initial OS.  App servers in particular seem to remain on older OS's simply because they're  a known quantity.  We servers, file/print servers, DC's, these are the ones that may get upgraded.  And new ones usually have the latest OS onm them, assuming it won't break something.

    Don't plan on migrating every server to Longhorn the week it ships.  Plean a reasonable upgrade process and you'll have no troubles.  Get admins started with the betas now and they'll be even more ready when the time comes.

    Jeff

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  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Sep 04, 2008 12:22 AM|devhome2008|LINK

     Perhaps IIS7 is posible because in Visual Studio 2008 and .NET Framework 3.5 Training Kit, Windows 2003 is one of the operating system supported, and IIS7 is a requirement:

    View this link:

     http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=8BDAA836-0BBA-4393-94DB-6C3C4A0C98A1&displaylang=en

     

     

  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Apr 18, 2009 03:51 AM|iPazooki|LINK

    I think you can use IIS7 on server2003 or XP !!!

    see this :

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=32c54c37-7530-4fc0-bd20-177a3e5330b7

     

    you just need Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 installed or Windows XP Service Pack 2 installed

    check it out .

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    Mohammad Reza Pazooki

    Your Truly.
  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Apr 18, 2009 07:07 AM|lextm|LINK

    Mohammad,

    That link only leads you to install IIS 7 Manager on old versions of Windows. This manager can only be used to manager remote IIS on Windows Server 2008. It's not IIS 7 for those Windows versions.

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  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jul 29, 2009 03:35 PM|Jhone|LINK

     I will use IIS 7 on W2k3,But don't find it.

    want to try iis7,but is no 

    Barney

    Is it (will it be) possible to run IIS7 on Windows 2003 (Web) Server? Or all of us will have to upgrade our servers :(

    "IIS"

  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jul 30, 2009 02:58 AM|Jhone|LINK

    I refer to some Knowledge Base .find it don't run on W2k3.

    this is very mortifying.

    IIS 7 can but run on W2k8

  • Re: IIS7 on Windows 2003

    Jul 30, 2009 03:42 AM|Paul Lynch|LINK

    Hi,

    IIS7 does not run on Windows Server 2003. Refer to this blog post for an explanation :

    How to download IIS ?

    Regards,

    Paul Lynch
    MCSE