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how to set up your own web server

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i have window xp sp2 and iis6 manager install but i can't host it on my machince i got front page ext install too and it doesn't work it doesn't see my computer as a web server or anything so my question is how do i do this. can anyone help me stepp by step. thanks.asp.net 2.0
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by:Jaime Olivares
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maybe you have a name problem, have you tried to access your "server" by ip? something like:

http://192.168.0.20/index.html
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no its not that i cant even set it up firstnot that far yet. i went to window and add components right, then i go there and add iis and frontpage extenstion and world wide web. then where do i go next?
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Start > Run > Inetmgr

Click on Default Website and under properties set the HomeDirectory of your website. Then Right Click on your pages within IIS manager and hit Browse to test your pages.
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i dont see anything at all when i go to the iis screen.
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by:Gyanendra Singh
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stew,

it means yr iis is disconnected, ok do one thing right click to that iis and select connect to computer and that screen type localhost and try .. attaching sample document for your help

after that Click on Default Website and under properties set the HomeDirectory of your website. Then Right Click on your pages within IIS manager and hit Browse to test your pages.

test.doc
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this is what it says when i type in local host or my pc name. the specified service does not exist as an installed service.
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it means either your iis service is not start or problem in iis installtion ...

ok go to run-> type services.msc and start iis service and try
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iis 6 can't be installed on xp. you could run iis6 manager
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