Re: IIS4 upgrade over IIS3?

Gregory W. Bondy ( (no email) )
Sat, 27 Dec 1997 22:21:10 -0600

At 06:48 PM 12/27/97 -0800, you wrote:
>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).

Whaat? As far as I know IIS 3.0 was distributed as a slew of patches to
upgrade IIS 2 _only_.

>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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