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  • User209947563 posted

    I need to get a new laptop for my ASP.NET development and was thinking of one with Windows 7.  Is there a particular version I need (Premium, Ultimate)?  Do they all come with IIS?

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 1:59 PM

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  • User2130758966 posted

    Yes its basically the same process, the terminology has changed and there are more optional components available.


    But the text in my first reply is direct quote that you dont get IIS in windows 7 home because its not designed for networking. Its not an extra installable option.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:26 PM

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  • User2130758966 posted

    Hey, from an article I just found:

    The IIS Server is NOT available for Microsoft Windows 7 Home edition as they say the Home edition was not meant for networking. So you must have the Proffessional edition or the Ultimate edition of Windows 7 installed on your computer for installing the IIS Webserver.

    However this only means that you dont get IIS, you could still use the built in cassini server for development tasks.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 2:47 PM
  • User209947563 posted

    Thanks for the link but when I go to the site some Google Ads cover up the start of it.  From what I could see it says I have to install IIS myself. Is this the same process as in XP (go to Add Remove Windows Components and select IIS)?

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:14 PM
  • User2130758966 posted

    Yes its basically the same process, the terminology has changed and there are more optional components available.


    But the text in my first reply is direct quote that you dont get IIS in windows 7 home because its not designed for networking. Its not an extra installable option.

    • Marked as answer by Anonymous Thursday, October 7, 2021 12:00 AM
    Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:26 PM
  • User209947563 posted

    Many thanks.

     

    Ultimate it is then 

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 3:39 PM
  • User2130758966 posted

    Many thanks.

    Ultimate it is then 

    Yeah looking at the comparison on this you may as well. It lists it as a $20 difference between win7 pro and ultimate.

    Thursday, October 29, 2009 4:42 PM
  • User-1506980701 posted

    @rtpHarry

    I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and it *DID* come with IIS 7.5

    It is not installed by default - but if you go to Add Windows Programs - you can install and run it. 

    Wednesday, November 4, 2009 4:48 PM
  • User2130758966 posted

    Strange, I guess that article I linked to was either outright wrong or perhaps referring to Home Basic?

    Thursday, November 5, 2009 8:21 AM
  • User-1506980701 posted

    Yes - you can read about it here:

    http://digitizor.com/2009/02/20/how-to-install-microsoft-iis-server-on-windows-7/

     

    Thursday, November 5, 2009 11:22 AM
  • User209947563 posted

    Having followed the link it does indeed say only Professional or Ultimate have IIS.  I think I will go with Ultimate just to be on the safe side. 

    Thursday, November 5, 2009 11:37 AM