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  • Question

  •  I am trying to install SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition in my Windows Vista Home Premium Operating System and I am receiving the following warning message

    IIS Feature Requirement (Warning)

    IIS Feature Requirement

    Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is either not installed or is disabled. IIS is required by some SQL Server features.  Without IIS, some SQL Server features will not be available for installation. To install all SQL Server features, install IIS from Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel or enable the IIS service through the Control Panel if it is already installed, and then run SQL Server Setup again. For a list of features that depend on IIS, see Features Supported by Editions of SQL Server in Books Online.

    I need IIS for installing Reporting Services.

    Then I configured IIS as follows

    Control Panel – Programs and Features – Turn Windows features on or off (found in the task pane).

    Then selected all the features of IIS then Clicked ok.

    Then I checked http://localhost/ in the browser,it shows IIS 7.0.

    Again I was trying to install the SQL Server and receiving the same warning message.

    Anyone please help this out to resolve.
    Saturday, January 24, 2009 8:59 PM


All replies

  • IIS is required only for Reporting Services. Since its a warning message you can safely ignore it and install other components like Database engine, SSIS, workstation components etc except RS.




    Deepak | Mark the answers if it helps to solve your problem |
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 2:01 AM
  • Deepak - I need Reporting Services too. Any suggestion ?
    Sunday, January 25, 2009 3:15 AM
  • You have to go with some rules and walk throughs mentioned here in this kb:


    Jens K. Suessmeyer

    Sunday, January 25, 2009 11:59 AM
  • Jens - Thanks for your reply. But the Article shows as follows,


    You have a computer that is running one of the following editions of Windows Vista:
    • Windows Vista Business
    • Windows Vista Enterprise
    • Windows Vista Ultimate
    You install one of the following editions of SQL Server 2005 that includes SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services:
    • SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition
    • SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition
    • SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition
    • SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition
    • SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Services Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Note SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition is not supported on Windows Vista.

     My operating system is Windows Vista Home Premium(Its not in the three recommended versions).I am trying to install  SQL Server 2005 Evaluation Edition(That's in the list).

    Is any service packs to be installed for SQL Server 2005 or Windows Vista Home Premium ?



    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:27 AM
  • They are not recommended these are the required versions.

    "Note that IIS7 in Vista Home Premium does not include Windows Authentication functionality so it will not work with SSRS."


    Jens K. Suessmeyer

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009 2:27 PM
  • You need to installed IIS web server related components which doesn't get installed by default

    for e.g. HTTP Redirection, Static content

    Adding these features will resolved this problem

    Ravi Thapliyal

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:20 AM