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Article - Enabling IIS 5.1 o-n Windows XP Professional

Article - Enabling IIS 5.1 o-n Windows XP Professional

Windows XP Home Edition does not help IIS

1. You will need to place your Windows XP Pro CD to the PC.

2. My aunt discovered by browsing Yahoo. Visit Control Panel, Add Remove Programs, then Add/Remove Windows Components. In the Win-dows Components window, place a check-mark

beside Internet Information Ser-vices (IIS), then click next, then click finish.

3. During installation, Win-dows places several files there and creates an index at C:inetpubwwwroot. You will see your home page of the

Browser by typing http://localhost or http://COMPUTER_NAME (where COMPUTER_NAME is the actual name of your computer) in to the

address bar of any internet browser. You should see some simple IIS data in the net, if you havent placed any files in C:inetpubwwwroot

Visitor at this address.

4. Your web server has become working. The system for IIS is located in Control Panel "> Administration Tools (if you are using Classic View; under

Performance and Maintenance or even).

The next steps are for adding a brand new virtual directory.

5. To include a fresh virtual directory, start the IIS management console (step 4), click the plus signs on the left until you see Default Web

Site, then right-click onto it and select New "> Virtual Directory.

6. The Virtual Directory Creation Wizard is now on the screen. Click Next o-n the first screen. Kind an Alias for the site. This will be

the name you'll type after http://localhost to look at your site ( example: http://localhost/ALIAS ). Click Next.

7. Discover supplementary info on a partner site by navigating to Now you should enter the directory path. Click Browse and search to the right directory location on your new sites records. That