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You cannot create a clustered Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) Web or FTP site on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 server cluster. When you try to create an IIS Web or FTP site, the IIS Server Instance resource type does not appear in the list of available resources in the Cluster Administrator Microsoft Management Console (MMC) snap-in.
For example, if you right-click a group in the Cluster Administrator MMC snap-in, point to New, and then click Resource, the IIS Server Instance resource type does not appear in the Resource type list.
This behavior occurs because Windows Server 2003 uses a Generic Script resource type to manage a clustered IIS Web or FTP site.
In Windows Server 2003, the following two scripts are available to configure clustering for IIS:
To resolve this issue, configure the clustered Web or FTP site by using the Generic Script resource type together with the appropriate Microsoft Visual Basic script. To do this, follow these steps:
In Microsoft Windows 2000, you can use the IISSYNC tool to synchronize the IIS configuration between cluster nodes. However, because of metabase changes in Windows Server 2003, IISSYNC is no longer included in Windows Server 2003. In Windows Server 2003, the content of the Windows 2000 Metabase.bin file is now found in the following two XML files:
Metabase.xmlIn Windows Server 2003, you can use the Iiscnfg.vbs file to synchronize the metabases between the cluster nodes. To do this, run the following command:
%systemroot%\System32\cscript.exe iiscnfg.vbs /copy /ts destinationComputer /tu Account_to_connect_to_destinationComputer /tp Password_to_connect_to_destinationComputerNote Make sure that the execution of scripts has not been disabled by a domain policy. Additionally, some antivirus programs may prevent these Visual Basic scripts from running.
If you want to migrate your IIS 5.0 Web server to IIS 6.0, you can use the IIS Migration tool. To obtain this tool, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2aefc3e4-ce97-4f25-ace6-127f933a6cd2&DisplayLang=enThis tool is also available in the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools. To obtain the IIS 6.0 Resource Kit Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=56fc92ee-a71a-4c73-b628-ade629c89499&DisplayLang=enNote If you try to create a Generic Service resource for a VBS script instead of a Generic Script for that script, you may receive the following error in the Cluster log. For example, you may receive this error if you try to create a Generic Service resource for one of the following VBS scripts:
00000c1c.000006b4::Date-Time ERR Generic Service <IIS>: Unable to read parameters from registry for Service '(null)' . Error: 13, property in error is 'ServiceName'