Hi They can't work with out help from a Servlet Engine or Application Server. some examples that run on IIS would be. - Jrun http://www.allaire.com - OrionServer http://www.orionserver.com - iPlanet www.iplanet.com - Websphere by IBM http://www.ibm.com/software/webservers/ These are mostly commercial products, but Allaire and OrionServer have certain versions you can use for developement, you just have to buy a registered copy when you deploy your solution. There are other 'freeware'/'shareware' projects available if you want to use Apache, like Jserv/GnuJsp or the Jakarta project which includes Tomkat server. For IIS I use Jrun 2.3.3 for now and it works nicely. It's a little challenging to get everything configured properly at first, but, once you've played with it while it's pretty functional.
You'll need a plug-in (like Allaire JRun) to properly run servlets in IIS. I've had good luck with JRun, and the documentation is pretty decent. With a quick search, you can probably find a few different companies offering similar products; then you can do some comparison shopping. I'd be interested in hearing what's working for everyone else.
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Hi I use Jrun for all my NT based systems, and, I have to contradict Chris and say that the Allaire documentation for Jrun is horrible. Please understand I am a great fan of most Allaire products and can't openly criticise them in any other way, but, man do they need work on the docs. The support forum they provide, in lieu of good docs, is excellent for getting decent help. I use Jrun on a couple of Solaris boxes I have but we are switching (at client's request) over to Tomcat server. We also run Jserv/GNUJsp with our BSD boxes and Linux machines, but, these will also be moving over to the Tomcat implementation. Now if I had a preference I think I would stick with Jrun. I've had great technical support from Allaire, it's served all my needs and the new version (3.0) is a full Enterprise Application Server. Which is always neat. Oh yeah, and they have a Linux version too so it covers most of the major OS's AND webservers (PWS / IIS / APACHE etc) The Jserv/GNUjsp (and I threw in Jonas EJB server in there for fun) was hell to get configured properly. But, once it was up and running it also performed well. It was just a tad harder to get working properly. Just my $0.02/cdn