How to install IIS 6 on MS Windows Server 2003 R2 VHD - SOLVED

Recently I wanted to automate a few administrative routine tasks for IIS 6.0 running on MS Windows Server 2003 using adsutil.vbs, IIS administration utility. In order to try a few scrips I wisely decided to install evaluation Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 VHD using Microsoft Virtual PC. Not surprisingly Windows 2003 image comes without IIS, but it sound obvious that anyone can install IIS 6.0 by selecting Application Server in Add/Remove Windows Components.

The installation have started, but suddenly a popup window asks me "Please insert the Compact Disk labeled 'Service Pack 2 CD-ROM' into your CD-ROM Drive (D:) and then click OK" and of course I did not have one. Obviously I could take the disc from MSDN/TechNet subscription, but the solution for IIS on Windows 2003 VHD is much easier. The required files are located in c:\windows installation files\i386 folder of the running Windows 2003 VHD server. The same destination contains files for the next request "Please insert the Compact Disk labeled 'Service Pack 2 CD-ROM' into your CD-ROM Drive (D:) and then click OK".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It works for me. Thanks