IIS (Internet Information Server) is one of the most powerful web servers from Microsoft that is used to host your ASP.NET Web application. IIS has it’s own ASP.NET Process Engine to handle the ASP.NET request. So, when a request comes from client to server, IIS takes that request and process it and send response back to clients.
Step 1 – Control Panel
Go to Control Panel -> Add Remove Programs
Step 2 – Windows Configuration
Click Add/Remove Windows Components
Step 3 – Select IIS
The Windows Component Wizard will appear. You need to select the Internet Information Services (IIS) checkbox and then click Next.
Step 4 – Insert Your XP Professional CD
Now you will probably be asked to insert your Windows XP Professional CD.
Step 5 – Installing IIS
Once your Windows XP Professional CD (or network based installation) is available your Internet Information Services is being installed.
Now you have successfully installed IIS.