WHS and IIS RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hey guys,

    I am planning on using WHS for its orginial purposes but also to host my domain.  are IIS functions available in WHS?


    Friday, March 2, 2007 9:40 AM


All replies

  • In a nutshell, Yes - but messing with the WHS implementation of IIS is not supported ....

    Here are some other threads that have discussed this issue:




    Hope that helps ..

    - Jim

    Friday, March 2, 2007 12:19 PM
  • Windows Home Server (WHS) and no Windows Web Server IIS

       This is a response to my daughter in a classroom situation in California. 

    ...been studying the alternatives and am lacking in knowledge about routing IP. From my reading it appears that the Windows Home Server Team do not want to support a web server on the WHS.  My WHS is up and running on(new quiet 400 euro, AMD Sempron 64 3000+ Socket AM2 CPU 512MB PC), performing as specified.  No Web Server. For Remote service, since my (newly installed T-Com German Speedport W 700V) router did not support UPnP I set WHS with a local static IP and opened 4 (3389, 80, 443, 4125) forwarding ports in the router. Remote access is operational. As I read, it is possible to set up Internet Information Server (IIS-6) and/or Citrix's Web Interface 4.5 which were both designed for Windows Server 2003 series, the WHS is based on Windows Server 2003.


    My guess, since IIS-7 is a big enhancement to IIS-6 and has been released with VISTA and will be included with the Windows Server 2008/IIS 7 release, Microsoft will support IIS-7, but not on Server 2003.  The VISTA Ultimate currently supports 10 IIS-7 users for development purposes.


    Again my guess, from a design perspective, the WHS does not need to be such a high powered responsive system where as the Web Server is designed to respond with many pieces of info to waiting clients.  I am sure there are major security issues between 2003 and 2008 as well.


    On the in-house intranet speeds push 100 MBit/s actual.


    For remote access, at home my router sits on a DSL rated 6656 kBit/s down, 640 kBit/s up connection and I can modify the router for port forwarding.  In your class room, I do not know if your IT folks will allow port forwarding.  I do have a DSL 16000 kBit/s on order, actual is much less than rated.


    comments are welcome ...Sam

    Thursday, July 12, 2007 10:14 AM