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how can I add a domain name that is pointed to my windows server 2008 and display content

how can I add a domain name that is pointed to my windows server 2008 and display content
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rgb192
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Glen KnightCommented:
In what way?
Do you mean an external domain name and web content?

If so then you need to goto: http://whatsmyip.org from the server to find out your public IP.

Then in your DNS console for the domain name setup an A record for say www for example and point it to your public IP.

Then on your router forward port 80 to the internal IP of your server.

This is all assing you are talking about web content.
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rgb192Author Commented:
yes web content

but using windows server 2008 iis7  
not my computer, I have dedicated hosting
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Glen KnightCommented:
Then follow the instructions posted above.
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rgb192Author Commented:
i dont have access to router
i am using a hosting company.  and I am logging onto windows server 2008 using remote desktop
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Glen KnightCommented:
You can skip that part because your server probably has a public IP address.

Simply setup the A record and you should be good to go
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rgb192Author Commented:
but what settings do I have to do in windows server 2008 to have folders of the domain name  where I put files in the folders   (index.html)
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Glen KnightCommented:
Have you got IIS configured and installed?
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rgb192Author Commented:
not sure about configured.. but I have IIS installed
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Glen KnightCommented:
And you are able to browse to content from the server? For example on the server open Internet explorer and type http://localhost

What do you get?
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rgb192Author Commented:
localhost
is a webpage that has an image link to go to iis.net
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rgb192Author Commented:
your DNS solution works
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