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Will IIS work for my goal or should I go to Windows Server 2003 Web Edition

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I have a wireless network set up using Linksys.  Two laptops and a hand held.  I want to make one of the Laptops a server.  This laptop has Windows XP professional version.  I want to install IIS on it and then install Windows .net to develop my web applications.  So the client laptop and the Handheld can login to the server lap top and get web pages and respond to them.

Will IIS work well enough?  Should I start with Windows Server 2003 Web Edition?  
What is the best way to get this all up and running.

Thanks.
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oxymoronx earned 125 total points
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you can install IIS on the XP machine ... it should work fine ... try this site below for all of the details.  

http://www.webwizguide.com/asp/tutorials/installing_iis_winXP_pro.asp 

This will work for your scenario.  although 2003 server will work as well ... :)  I'd try the first scenario and if it meets all of your goals, then forego win2k3

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Thank you.  I know that IIS only allows 10 connections which is fine now but in the future I will need 30 connections.  How many connections can Win2K3 handle?  Should I start with that knowing that I will eventally need 30 connections or can I develop under the IIS with 10 connections and expand latter?

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win2k3 can handle hundreds of thousands of connections, however, it will depend largely upon the hardware as to just how many.  a desktop or a laptop will simply not handle the i/o processes and processor load.
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Thank you.
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