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installer to enable required IIS features

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Status/Resolution/Reason: Closed/Won't Fix/Workaround

Reporter/Name(from Bugbase): Aaron Neff / Aaron Neff (Aaron Neff)

Created: 02/21/2012

Components: Installation/Config

Versions: 10.0

Failure Type: Enhancement Request

Found In Build/Fixed In Build: Public Beta /

Priority/Frequency: Trivial / Unknown

Locale/System: English / Platforms All

Vote Count: 0

Currently, users are forced to manually install required IIS features.  Installer should do this.

My note from forums:
It looks like Pkgmgr.exe (Vista/Windows 7/Windows 2008), ServerManagerCmd.exe (Windows 2008), and Windows PowerShell cmdlets (Windows 2008 R2) can be used to enable/disable optional Windows features.  I haven’t tried these yet, but could these be looked into? (Installing IIS7 w/ Pkgmgr.exe and Installing IIS7 w/ ServerManagerCmd.exe and Managing Server Features with PowerShell Cmdlets

It’d be nice if the installer would automatically enable the needed IIS features.

----------------------------- Additional Watson Details -----------------------------

Watson Bug ID:	3119638

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Comment by External U.
20680 | February 21, 2012 03:58:00 PM GMT
This is windows feature and enabling IIS takes long minutes and moreover, as machine has to be restarted it is better that installer doesn't do this and should be done by the user himself. The best we could do is - we can detect if the required features are enabled or not message out to the user to do that before proceeding.
Comment by Krishna R.
20681 | February 22, 2012 01:40:20 AM GMT
Hi Krishna, Good point (I hadn't considered length of time and restart). And good suggestion about prompting user to do it before proceeding. Thanks!, -Aaron
Comment by External U.
20682 | February 22, 2012 03:16:26 AM GMT