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Just a quick one... If I'm installing SharePoint 2007 to run on top of IIS 7, do I need to enable the IIS 6 compatibility features in IIS 7?

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Actually IIS6 management capability role is required. Additionally you need to be sure you have slip streamed SP1 before install or you'll have errors.

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Yes in the link provided by Jesus, it says "If you use the Windows Server 2008 Server Manager to perform a default Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 installation, the IIS 6.0 Management Compatibility role service is not included. Since this is a required role service, you must use the following procedure[...]" – ngm Nov 7 '11 at 13:47

No, you don't need that...

Just make sure that you have the following IIS7 features active before you install SharePoint 2007 (for single server installation):

  • Add the "Application Server" role to your server
  • After that select the "Web Server (IIS)" server role.
  • Select "Basic Authentication" and "Windows Authentication".
  • Click next until the wizard has finished the installation process.
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I've just found that without those IIS 6 compatibility features enabled I'm getting the error as described in this blog post:… . Looking into it further though... – ngm Sep 22 '11 at 9:27

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