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Installing IIS on XP Home

Although it’s a hack, I just figured out how to install IIS on XP Home. With the help of these two urls.




I did hit two problems, one was that it came up with an error "The Specified Module Could not be found" – This is fioxed by opening the IIS snap in, properties > Directory Security > Anonymous access > edit > then uncheck "Allow IIS to control password".

Then, to install .NET, I used aspnet_regiis.exe -i


As an experiment, I tried to get .NET beta 2 to install aswell,but I got this error in the event log

Exception: System.NullReferenceException

Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.

StackTrace: at System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)

at System.Web.Hosting.ApplicationManager.CreateAppDomainWithHostingEnvironment(String appId, IApplicationHost appHost, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)

at System.Web.Hosting.ApplicationManager.CreateAppDomainWithHostingEnvironmentAndReportErrors(String appId, IApplicationHost appHost, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters).


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