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SSI Web 5: Using IIS 4.0

Using IIS 4.0 (Windows NT 4.0 Server)

Before you begin make sure to complete the Installing Perl section above.

To begin, create a folder to serve as your study root in the wwwroot folder. The main folder for web pages under IIS is C:\Inetpub\wwwroot (although this is the default location, your system administrator may change it).

For example if the SSI Web study were called "stu1", a folder could be created in the wwwroot folder named "stu1".

Open the IIS (Internet Information Services) Manager, located in the Administrative Tools folder of the Control Panel. A new virtual directory must be created by right-clicking on "Default Web Site" and selecting New|Virtual Directory.

Using the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard, select an alias for the folder. The alias is used in the web URL, i.e.

Next, enter the path to the folder where the study is located. This is the study root folder that was created in a previous step.

Make sure only the "Allow Read Access", "Allow Script Access", and "Allow Execute Access" options are checked.

After finishing the Virtual Directory Creaton Wizard, the alias used appears in the list of items under Default Web Site. Right-click the alias and select Properties.

To verify that SSI Web scripts will run correctly, check that "Permissions" is set to "Execute (including script)", and click Configuration.

Scroll down through the extensions, and verify that your Perl interpreter is registered to handle .pl extensions. If it is not present, check with your System Administrator about adding the extension.

Permissions must be set on the files so that they can be viewed on the Internet. To do this, right-click the "stu1" folder in Windows Explorer (not IIS), and select "Properties".

On the Security tab, click the Permissions button.

Find the entry for "Everyone", and if not already, set the permission to "Full Control". Click OK to close the permissions window.

Configuration of the web server is now complete and ready for testing. Be aware with the many different Perl interpreters and server configurations, these instructions may vary slightly. Consult your System Administrator for assistance.

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