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I'm a web developer working from my standalone Win2kpro box connected to my dedicated web/db server (win2kadvsrv) via a newly installed, 'always on' sattelite connection. To date I've been using Terminal Services and FTP to manage and tranfer files.

Now i'd like to find a way around the need to FTP each edit I make to local files. I'm envisioning (via WSH script or built-in capabilities) a way to mirror any changes (within a certian set of subdirectories) I make to my local files up the server. e.g., I update a file in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\mysite\www\index.htm and that file gets updated to the webserver without me having to invoke FTP.

I've toyed around a little bit with stuff in My Network Places and can create a connection (using FTP protocal) that lets me copy / paste files via explorer...that's better than my FTP client and i see the synch option  on the Tools menu but I'm guessing that's just a one-time shot...i need something to 'keep-in-synch'.

Having never participated in a local area network enviroenment I don't have any idea of the sorts of things I can do now that I have a 'slightly better than modem connection' to my server. ...and I'd just as soon buy a clue from you guys before I muck things up.

thankx
--steve...
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So basically your looking for an automated way of transfering files from your computer to your web server, correct? Do you want this to be a scheduled thing that runs without intervention? Synchronization can be set to do this on a timely basis.
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no...i want it to synch as soon as I hit 'save'...without me have to do more than hit 'save'. Something that'll fire a transer wheneven a file is updated.

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You could setup an offline folder that syncs automatically with a folder shared on the server
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That I'm not so sure about. You could use MS Frontpage and publish to the web, this is an option on the file menu. After you make the change it would immediately publish it to the web server.
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FrontPage is not an option.

Budd, perhaps you could expand your suggestion a bit? If we come to a solution in that direction I'll be happy to up the points.
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FrontPage is not an option.

Budd, perhaps you could expand your suggestion a bit? If we come to a solution in that direction I'll be happy to up the points.
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As I mentioned earlier....I've been able to create a folder in my Network Places by using the ftp protocal. e.g.

In the Network Place Wizard I typed: ftp://[my server's ip]

and now have an 'FTP://[yadayad]' folder listed.

Shouldn't I been able to define a shared folder on the server side and use \\[my server's ip]\sharedfolder? I've tried but no joy. step-by-step welcomed

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