Last post Nov 05, 2009 11:37 AM by dundealing
Oct 29, 2009 01:59 PM|dundealing|LINK
I need to get a new laptop for my ASP.NET development and was thinking of one with Windows 7. Is there a particular version I need (Premium, Ultimate)? Do they all come with IIS?
Oct 29, 2009 02:47 PM|rtpHarry|LINK
Hey, from an article I just found:
The IIS Server is NOT available for Microsoft Windows 7 Home edition as they say the Home edition was not meant for networking. So you must have the Proffessional edition or the Ultimate edition of Windows
7 installed on your computer for installing the IIS Webserver.
However this only means that you dont get IIS, you could still use the built in cassini server for development tasks.
Oct 29, 2009 03:14 PM|dundealing|LINK
Thanks for the link but when I go to the site some Google Ads cover up the start of it. From what I could see it says I have to install IIS myself. Is this the same process as in XP (go to Add Remove Windows Components and select IIS)?
Oct 29, 2009 03:26 PM|rtpHarry|LINK
Yes its basically the same process, the terminology has changed and there are more optional components available.
But the text in my first reply is direct quote that you dont get IIS in windows 7 home because its not designed for networking. Its not an extra installable option.
Oct 29, 2009 03:39 PM|dundealing|LINK
Ultimate it is then
Oct 29, 2009 04:42 PM|rtpHarry|LINK
Ultimate it is then
Yeah looking at the comparison on this you may as well. It lists it as a $20 difference between win7 pro and ultimate.
Nov 04, 2009 04:48 PM|James Evans|LINK
I have Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and it *DID* come with IIS 7.5
It is not installed by default - but if you go to Add Windows Programs - you can install and run it.
Nov 05, 2009 08:21 AM|rtpHarry|LINK
Strange, I guess that article I linked to was either outright wrong or perhaps referring to Home Basic?
Nov 05, 2009 11:22 AM|James Evans|LINK
Yes - you can read about it here:
Nov 05, 2009 11:37 AM|dundealing|LINK
Having followed the link it does indeed say only Professional or Ultimate have IIS. I think I will go with Ultimate just to be on the safe side.