Re: IIS4 upgrade over IIS3?

Mitchell B. Wagers ( (no email) )
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 18:48:46 -0800

That's great that you don't like MS IIS 4.0 on an NT 4.0 Server, but I've
never had one hitch with IIS and the "fresh" install of IIS is listed in
the documentation very clearly that you shouldn't upgrade an existing
installation (same as was listed in the IIS 3.0 from 2.0 documentation).
If your perl scripts aren't working, make sure they don't use any "shared"
systems, and if they do then you will need to edit the security on your
machine. As far as I know, perl doesn't run as a system service (unless
you are using an OpenNT setup), so it has very little rights to begin with.

At 09:11 PM 12/27/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Took your advice John and did a ..."Back it up, Tear it down
>(Uninstall) and
>bring IIS4 up fresh" routine and all working well once I disabled
>the Index Server.
>Now get a 405 error out of a Perl script rather than the 501 Not
>Supported error however. I've heard that I have a better chance
>with Perl stuff using 4.0. Is that true? Any others had success
>running Perl scripts with M$ 44? (44 Magnum stands for NT4.0 and
>IIS4 - fast guns shooting from the hip and missing all the time).
>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Barrett <>
>To: <>
>Date: Saturday, December 13, 1997 9:50 AM
>Subject: Re: IIS4 upgrade over IIS3?
>|Terrell A. McClain wrote:
>|> Question, was this on a BDC, or on your PDC?
>|> If on a BDC, did you NOT install Index Server and
>|> Web Sample Site as indicated in the
>|> Release Notes?
>|> I ask, because I didn't read the release notes carefully
>|> enough, and had problems on the first install too..but I
>|> was able to uninstall cleanly, and re-install without
>|> Index Server and the Web Sample Site, my machine
>|> threw no errors, and IIS 4.0 has worked fine since, on my
>|> 'play' server.
>|> I would like to upgrade my main server next weekend, but
>|> don't particularly want to have to build the server back from
>|> the ground up.
>|> Regards,
>|> Terry McClain
>|> Catalina Internet & Software Consulting, LLC
>|> -----Original Message-----
>|> From: Kurt A. Butzin, DDS <>
>|> To: <>
>|> Date: Saturday, December 13, 1997 10:41 AM
>|> Subject: Re: IIS4 upgrade over IIS3?
>|> >Just unsuccessfully did it the other evening....(snip)
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>|That question was asked at the K2 Dog and Pony show also and
>|unequivically stated that the "Gold" code now shipping and
>|WILL run on a PDC or BDC WITH Index Server right out of the
>gate. To
>|prove it they showed me the configuration of that very
>combination that
>|they were using for the show. I pressed them on the very loud
>|being made on some listservs about Index Server not working in
>|environment and their reply was BETA3 - Incomplete Code - Full
>of Bugs,
>|Gold - Complete, Industry Tested and all services working as
>|So once again they quiped..."Back it up, Tear it down
>(Uninstall) and
>|bring IIS4 up fresh"
>|I Dunno
>|John Barrett
>|ASA Network Computing
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