Thursday, November 30, 2006

Missing IIS Administration Tools in Vista

I've just recently installed Vista for the first time - I never even looked at any of the Betas, CTPs, or RCs. I guess I'm getting old (turned 35 yesterday, in fact), since I no longer leap on beta technology like a pack of starving hyenas on a wounded wildebeest.

So far it's going pretty well. I'm not sure I much like the new UI features - I find Glass to be a bit too, well, glassy. If I want glare I'll point my binoculars at the sun (good gods I *am* a cranky old man) . But I'm going to leave it on and see if I can get used to it.

One hitch I hit was stupid, but I'm guessing that I won't be the only one to hit it. I installed IIS7, and then spent the next half hour trying to find the management application. I located the (awful) command-line tool, but couldn't find the inetmgr.exe GUI. Then I went back into the Windows components installer and realized my mistake...there's a separate checkbox for the management tools that I hadn't checked. Oops.

Anyway, you've been forewarned. Unless the reason you wound up here was you had the same problem and are searching the Internet for the solution. :)


  1. My advice: leave DWM on, but turn off the transparency effect.




    It looks less distracting, and (may) greatly reduce the load on your graphics hardware.

  2. You are soooo right. Made the same mistake :-) Thanks for documenting!

  3. You saved my time..
    Thanks for documenting this..