Error message when you use the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard to configure the virtual directory against a server that is running IIS 7.0: "IIS was not found on the Web Server. Please specify a computer name that has IIS installed"

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SYMPTOMS
You run the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard for a merge replication. When you configure the virtual directory against a server that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, you receive the following error message:
IIS was not found on the Web Server. Please specify a computer name that has IIS installed.
Note IIS 7.0 is a component of Windows Vista and of Windows Server 2008.
CAUSE
This problem occurs because the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard cannot recognize IIS 7.0.
WORKAROUND
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods on the computer that is running IIS 7.0, depending on the version of Windows that the computer is running.

Windows Vista

  1. In Control Panel, double-click Programs and Features.
  2. In the Program and Features window, click Turn Windows features on or off.
  3. In the Windows Features dialog box, expand Internet Information Services, expand Web Management Tools, and then expand IIS 6 Management Compatibility.
  4. Click to select the following check boxes:
    • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
    • IIS Metabase and IIS 6 configuration compatibility
  5. Click OK.

Windows Server 2008

  1. Click Start, and then click Server Manager.
  2. In the Server Manager window, expand Roles, right-click Web Server (IIS), and then click Add Role Services.
  3. In the Add Role Services dialog box, expand Management Tools, and then expand IIS 6 Management Compatibility.
  4. Click to select the following check boxes:
    • IIS 6 Metabase Compatibility
    • IIS 6 WMI Compatibility
  5. Click Next, and then click Install.
STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
MORE INFORMATION

How to obtain the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard

The Configure Web Synchronization Wizard is included in Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio. You can also download the Configure Web Synchronization Wizard for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition, for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, and for Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5.
REFERENCES
To download SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition Server Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:To download SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition Server Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site: To download SQL Server Compact 3.5 Server Tools, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 950735 - Last Review: 04/12/2008 05:08:18 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Workgroup Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Developer Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Mobile Edition, Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Compact Edition, Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5

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