We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
This article describes how to upgrade from Microsoft Windows NT Server Internet Information Server (IIS) 4.0 to Microsoft Windows 2000 Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0.
- Processor: 400 MHz Pentium II (or faster)
- RAM: 128 MB (or more)
- Connection: 100MB/Sec. Network Card
- Drive: SCSI Single Drive or SCSI Array
Important: Microsoft highly recommends that you replicate the server's Web site content and configuration settings to another server before you upgrade your Web server.
- In the IIS management console, right-click the server name (for example, in the Internet Information Server folder: *mywebserver), and then click Backup/Restore Configuration.
- Click Create Backup.
- In the Configuration Backup Name text box, type a name for the backup, and then click OK.
NOTE: When you backup the metabase, a file is created with the name <backup_name>.md0 (the last character in the extension is a zero; not the letter O). The file is stored in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Inetsrv\Iis.msc folder.
Data Recovery RecommendationsBest practice dictates that you ensure that all critical data is backed up to either a remote share or tape prior to the upgrade. This should include the metabase backup file that you just created and stored in the %SystemRoot%\System32\Inetsrv\Iis.msc folder, as well as all Web content.
- Insert the Windows 2000 compact disc into the CD-ROM drive. If AutoPlay is enabled, the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard should start. If not, run Setup.exe from the CD-ROM drive.
- Click Upgrade to Windows 2000, click Next, and then follow the instructions provided by the Windows 2000 Setup Wizard.
- IIS 5.0 files are copied into the INETSRV folder. Existing IIS 4.0 files are overwritten.
- IIS 5.0 uses the existing IIS 4.0 metabase file. All configuration options from IIS 4.0 are left in place. IIS 5.0 sets default values in the metabase for new features that are included in IIS 5.0, such as World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV) and HTTP Compression.
- IIS 5.0 uses the existing IIS 4.0 IUSR_<computername> and IWAM_<computername> accounts.
Article ID: 301388 - Last Review: Jul 30, 2008 - Revision: 1