Am I missing something here?
Amazons EC2 looks good and I'm trying to find a suitable AMI for a new Windows server I'm setting up.
I don't really want to use a community shared AMI from what I've seen so far, since the information you're presented with when selecting is limited and I presume there is a security risk with using images configured by other people.
Looking at the quick start AMI's, the only one that explicitly states that IIS is included is:
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Express and IIS
However... I want SQL Server Web Edition. I ran up a small instance of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 with SQL Server Web, assuming this would have IIS, but this doesn't have IIS preinstalled. I attempted to add via "Add programs and features", but the process was not as I am used to and when I tried to run a simple test website I encountered the error like "Service WAS not running" (or similar).
Any advice appreciated.