If that still doesn't work, open up the personal web manager (in administration tools which you'll find in the control panel) and make sure that IIS has started. If it hasn't, click the 'start' button.
If it has and you still can't access it, go to a dos prompt and try:
IISReset the press enter. That might help (or should tell you if it's having a problem starting).
To access your site you'll need to set up a virtual folder using the personal web manager (click advanced down the left), or the services manager (that can be found in the administrative tools) then point your browser to that. For example:
Your include file should work fine. IIS will include it when it delivers the page. You'll need to name the page that includes the include command .shtml though (or .asp).
You shouldn't need to uninstall IIS unless there's a serious problem with the configuration (which would take more time to fix than reinstall), or unless there are any corrupted files that need to be replaced.
I would only uninstall/reinstall as a last resort.
Originally posted by The Dude If you go HERE You will goto your cable modem config page,i dunno if this is what you want or not..........
what on earth does it have to do with anything?
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It looks like when you've installed IIS you didn't choose to install the personal web manager with it (or you unticked that box when you installed it).
If you go to add/remove programs (in your control panel), Click on 'Add/remove windows components' (left hand side), then select 'Internet Information Services (IIS) and click the 'details' button, this should bring up a list of the available components, with an indication of what you already have installed.
If you don't already have Personal Web Manager and Internet Information Services Snap-in selected (ticked), select those and click OK, then next.
Make sure that you have the core components ticked aswell, along with anything else that you feel you might need (smtp/ftp).
It should then install the required components for you which will become available the next time you open up the administrative administrative tools (from your control panel). You may need to reboot before using them. I'm not 100% sure about that.
These instructions might be slightly different for XP Pro. I'm using Win2KPro here. I imagine they'll be pretty similar though so might help a bit as a quide. Perhaps someone here with specific exprience of this in XP Pro can help you a bit with some exact instructions.
What happened when you tried the IISRestart in DOS BTW?
P.S. If that solves your problem and you get it up and running, I would also suggest that you immediately go to the windows update site and download the latest security patches for IIS, make sure that your virus definitions are up to date, and that your firewall is configured properly.
Then do a search for 'IIS security vulnrebilities (is that how you spell that? ' and make sure that you have it properly secured.
And go to http://www.grc.com/ and run their probes/tests and make sure everything comes up as 'stealthed'.
If you're going to be running IIS and have it active on your machine permanenetly you could be opening the door to hackers, trojans and script kiddies, so best to do all you can to secure it.