Re: IIS4 upgrade over IIS3?

Dale E. Reed Jr. ( (no email) )
Sat, 13 Dec 1997 13:40:21 -0800

The thing I noticed about IIS4 (since b2) is that is you don't accept the
defaults for the install, it simply will not work. Both b2 and b3 had
that problem, and I haven't verified wether the final has that problem.
I have gotten to where I can install it fairly quickly and once its
installed change to what I want it to be. All upgrades from IIS2/IIS3
fail miserably on all attempts as well. I always uninstall them, and
still you need to clean the registry of the IIS2/3 settings before
installing IIS4 or the install will fail.

Overall, once IIS4 is actually installed and running, its pretty killer.
Its too bad that it sucks so bad getting it installed. Its unfortunate
because one of the few things Microsoft typical gets right is a decent

Kurt A. Butzin, DDS wrote:
> Just unsuccessfully did it the other evening, I mean night, since I had to
> do a clean install of NT to straighten the mess out. Couldn't go back to
> IIS3, even with rdisk and a tape backup. IIS4 just wouldn't install
> completely over IIS3. We have Cold Fusion installed so I don't know it that
> caused problems, but I had it shut down along with everything else. IIS4
> got about 95% installed and started throwing off errors during the install.
> Finished the install, rebooted and the service wouldn't start. Uninstalled
> and reinstalled IIS2, then 3, SP3 etc. and IIS3 would not start. Gave up
> reinstalled NT to another directory and installed IIS4, still nogo.
> Uninstalled, rebooted to the old setup, uninstalled IIS (all versions),
> rebooted to the new NT setup hacked the registry to remove any thing
> associated with the OptionPac and reinstalled. Rebooted and presto it
> works. Hope this helps you out and doesn't cost you the sleep it cost me.
> I have installed on three other machines that did not have IIS installed at
> the time I started the install and I had no problems. If I were to do it
> all over again, I'd uninstall IIS, reboot and install and configure IIS4.

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