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How to: Enable Internet Information Services (IIS)

If any users on your team require remote access to the Visual SourceSafe database, you will need to enable Internet Information Services (IIS) on the server. IIS comes with Windows but is not installed or turned on by default. Enabling IIS on the server creates a Web site server so that clients can use HTTP or HTTPS (for SSL) to connect.

For more information on configuring IIS, see "Windows Server 2003 Internet Information Services (IIS)" on TechNet.

Installing IIS

To install IIS:

  1. In Windows, access the Control Panel and click Add or Remove Programs.

  2. In the Add or Remove Programs window, click Add/Remove Windows Components.

  3. Select the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box, click Next, then click Finish.

  4. To learn how to use IIS, you can view the documentation at https://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp.

Configuring IIS

To configure IIS:

  1. Right-click the My Computer icon on your server computer desktop, and then click Manage.

  2. In the Computer Management dialog box, open the Services and Applications node.

  3. Click Internet Information Services, and then click Web Sites.

  4. Right-click the Default Web Site node to start it, if it is not started already.

  5. If a secure Internet connection is required, set up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). For more information, see How to: Set Up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).

See Also


How to: Set Up Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)