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MCSE Training Kit (Exam 70-270): Windows® XP Professional
Author Microsoft Corporation
Pages 928
Disk 1 Companion CD(s)
Level All Levels
Published 11/13/2001
ISBN 9780735614291
ISBN-10 0-7356-1429-6
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Chapter 10: Configuring Windows XP Professional continued


Lesson 5: Managing Windows Components

Windows XP Professional provides the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to make it easy for you manage programs and Windows components on your computer. You use it to add applications, such as Microsoft Word from CD-ROM, floppy disk, or network shares. You also use it to add Windows components to a Windows XP Professional installation. Use the Add or Remove Programs tool to remove applications or Windows components as well. All the Windows components are installed in the same way. This lesson concentrates on Internet Information Services (IIS).


After this lesson, you will be able to

  • Add and remove Windows components
  • Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS)

Estimated lesson time:  20 minutes


Installing and Removing Windows Components

To install or remove programs (such as Microsoft Word) on a computer running Windows XP Professional, in Control Panel, click Add Or Remove Programs. You also use the Add or Remove Programs tool to install or remove Windows components from a computer running Windows XP Professional. In the Add Or Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components. Windows XP Professional starts the Windows Components Wizard (see Figure 10.26).

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Figure 10.26  Windows Components Wizard

Installing Windows Components

You can install Windows components that you did not select when you installed Windows XP Professional on your computer. The components you can install include Fax Services, Internet Information Services (IIS), Management and Monitoring Tools, Message Queuing, and additional Network Services. If you want to install one of the Windows components, select it and then click Next.

To install IIS, you would do the following:

  1. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add Or Remove Programs.
  2. In the Add Or Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. Windows XP Professional starts the Windows Components Wizard.

  4. Select Internet Information Services (IIS).
  5. Ensure that the checkbox to the left of Internet Information Services (IIS) is selected. Click Details.
  6. The Windows Components Wizard displays the Internet Information Services page, which shows the components included when you install Internet Information Services. Table 10.6 lists these components.

    Table 10.6  Components Included with Internet Information Services (IIS)

    ComponentSelected by defaultDescription
    Common FilesYesInstalls the required IIS program files
    DocumentationYesInstalls documentation about publishing site content, and Web and FTP Server Administration
    File Transfer Protocol (FTP) ServiceNoProvides support to create FTP sites used to upload and download files
    FrontPage 2000 Server ExtensionsYesEnables authoring and administration of Web sites with Microsoft FrontPage and Microsoft Visual InterDev
    Internet Information Services Snap-InYesInstalls the IIS Administrative interface into Microsoft Management Console
    SMTP ServiceYesSupports the transfer of electronic mail
    World Wide Web Service YesUses the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to respond to Web client requests on a Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) network

  7. Click OK to close the Internet Information Services (IIS) page.
  8. In the Windows Components page, click Next to continue with the installation of IIS.
  9. The Windows Components Wizard displays the Configuring Components page while the appropriate files are copied and the components are configured. This might take a few minutes.

  10. In the Completing The Windows Components Wizard page, click Finish.
  11. Click Close to close the Add or Remove Programs tool.

Removing Windows Components

The Windows Components Wizard is also used to uninstall or remove Windows components from your computer. If you want to remove a Windows component, on the Windows Component page of the Windows Components Wizard, clear the check box for the component you want to remove and click Next. The Windows Components Wizard displays the Configuring Components page as the files are removed from your computer. When the component is removed, the Windows Components Wizard displays the Completing The Windows Components Wizard page; click Finish to close the wizard. Click Close to close the Add or Remove Programs tool and then close Control Panel.

Managing Internet Information Services

Internet Information Services (IIS) allows you to easily publish information on the Internet or on your or your company's intranet. You place your Web files in directories on your server and users establish HTTP connections and view your files with a Web browser. Internet Information Services for Windows XP Professional is designed for home or small business networks and only allows 10 simultaneous client connections. It also does not provide all of the features that the server version provides.

Use the Internet Information Services snap-in to manage IIS. The Internet Information Services snap-in helps you manage the content of and access to your Web and FTP sites. To access the Internet Information Services snap-in, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services. The Internet Information Services snap-in lets you handle all aspects of administration for IIS. For example, every Web and FTP site must have a home directory. When you install IIS, a default home directory is created. When you create a new Web site, you can use the Internet Information Services snap-in to change your home directory.

To change your home directory, in the Internet Information Services snap-in, right-click a Web or FTP site and then click Properties. In the site's Properties dialog box, click the Home directory tab. You can specify a directory on this computer, a shared directory located on another computer, or a redirection to a Uniform Resource Locator (URL), and then type the path in the Local Path text box. Click OK and you have changed your home directory.

If your Web site contains files that are located in directories other than your home directory (for example, on another computer), you must create virtual directories to include these files on your Web site. You use the Internet Information Services snap-in to create these virtual directories. In the snap-in select the Web or FTP site to which you want to add a directory. On the Action menu, point to New, and click Virtual Directory. This starts the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard, which will guide you through creating the new directory.

Lesson Review

The following questions will help you determine whether you have learned enough to move on to the next lesson. If you have difficulty answering these questions, review the material in this lesson before beginning the next chapter. The answers are in Appendix A, "Questions and Answers."

  1. How do you add Windows components to your Windows XP Professional installation?
  2. What service does Internet Information Services (IIS) provide?
  3. How many simultaneous client connections can you have using Internet Information Services for Windows XP Professional?
    1. 8
    2. 10
    3. 20
    4. 32

  4. How do you administer Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows XP Professional?

Lesson Summary

  • You use the Add or Remove Programs tool in Control Panel to add and remove applications from CD-ROM, floppy disk, or network shares.
  • You use the Add or Remove Programs tool to add or remove Windows components, such Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • You click Add/Remove Windows Components in the Add or Remove Programs window to start the Windows Components Wizard.
  • You use Internet Information Services (IIS) to publish information on the Internet or on your intranet.
  • Internet Information Services for Windows XP Professional is designed for home or small business networks and only allows 10 simultaneous client connections.
  • You use the Internet Information Services snap-in to manage IIS.


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Last Updated: November 14, 2001
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