IIS on Windows Xp Home


  • hi,
      can any one help me out in installing IIS on Windows XP home edition,

    I tried a lot but was unable to do so.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 5:48 AM


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  • Sorry, but you cannot. It is not possible to install IIS on XP Home. But you could
    install Cassini web server. (Look at the gotdotnet website). In VS 2005 you can develop websites/services without the need for IIS.

    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:44 AM
  • thanx
      but when i searched for the same on net then there were some of the steps that i found which says that it is possible to install the same on win XP home.
           you can find the steps

     i dont have any win xp professional or server cd so i grabbed the two files from 
     XP home only 
              but its not working.
     will there be any difference in files from XP home ond win 2K
           plz help me out

    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 6:54 AM
  • Step 1 says:
    You will need the installation CD of Win2000 Professional or Server (winXP Pro CD WILL NOT work) or a trial version of Windows 2000 Server

    So I think without these cd's you're lost.

    If had this problem a while ago. I tried several "solutions" on the net but none were satisfying. Reading the newsgroup I found Cassini:

    When you install VS 2005 you'll notice that the built-in Web Server looks a lot like the Cassini webserver.
    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 7:07 AM
  • Hi,

    Windows XP Home Edition does not include IIS or PWS.;EN-US;q304197

    You can install Windows Server 2003 Trial and get IIS 6 with it:

    Tuesday, July 26, 2005 11:39 AM
  • hi to all

     I will like to share one thing that performance is awesome. Its been approximately since 6 months i started using IIS on windows XP home.


    Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:47 AM
  • Well, then how? How did you install IIS on windows XP Home Edition 6 months ago?

    I tried doing it my self by copying all files having iis in the name (iismui.dll, iisext.dll....) from system32 folder of a Windowx XP Pro to system32 folder of a Windows XP Home Edition, but it didn't work.

    What did you do?




    Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:20 PM
  • AFIK you cannot get IIS running on XP Home edition. One of the alternatives is to download:

    This comes with a lightweight web server.

    Friday, September 08, 2006 4:57 AM
  • Why do you and some others say that when so many have succeeded? After all Windows XP Home is just a crippled version of Windows XP Pro.

    I installed IIS 5.0 on Windows XP Home using information I gathered from several sources on the internet. It is running fine so far.


    BTW, the "pippo_xp.asp" link that a lot of people have been referring to is broken. I have not seen the information there yet.

    Here are some images from my laptop running Windows XP Home on it. It is now running IIS 5.0 acquired from Windows 2000 disk.

    IIS 5.0 Configuration screen

    IIS Test for serving HTML page

    IIS Test for serving ASP page

    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 1:57 AM
  • firstly the thread is in the incorrect forum, best to post your question over at the appropriate communities:

    secondly, it is NOT possible to install and use IIS on XP Home. It was taken out for a reason and there was a reason for creating a Home and Professional Edition.


    Tuesday, September 12, 2006 3:14 AM