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

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how can I add a domain name that is pointed to my windows server 2008 and display content
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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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by:rgb192
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yes web content

but using windows server 2008 iis7  
not my computer, I have dedicated hosting
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by:Glen Knight
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Then follow the instructions posted above.
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by:rgb192
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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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by:Glen Knight
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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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by:rgb192
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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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Have you got IIS configured and installed?
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by:rgb192
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not sure about configured.. but I have IIS installed
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by:Glen Knight
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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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by:rgb192
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localhost
is a webpage that has an image link to go to iis.net
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by:rgb192
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your DNS solution works
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