Your Web service is now running.

You do not currently have a default Web page established for your users. Any users attempting to connect to your Web site from another machine are currently receiving an Under Construction page. Your Web server lists the following files as possible default Web pages: default.htm,default.asp,index.htm,iistart.asp. Currently, only iisstart.asp exists.

To add documents to your default Web site, save files in c:\inetpub\wwwroot\.

Welcome to IIS 5.1
Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.1 for Microsoft Windows XP Professional brings the power of Web computing to Windows. With IIS, you can easily share files and printers, or you can create applications to securely publish information on the Web to improve the way your organization shares information. IIS is a secure platform for building and deploying e-commerce solutions and mission-critical applications to the Web.

Using Windows XP Professional with IIS installed, provides a personal and development operating system that allows you to:

  • Set up a personal Web server
  • Share information within your team
  • Access databases
  • Develop an enterprise intranet
  • Develop applications for the Web.

IIS integrates proven Internet standards with Windows, so that using the Web does not mean having to start over and learn new ways to publish, manage, or develop content.

Integrated Management
You can manage IIS through the Windows XP Computer Management console or by using scripting. Using the console, you can also share the contents of your sites and servers that are managed with Internet Information Services to other people via the Web. Accessing the IIS snap-in from the console, you can configure the most common IIS settings and properties. After site and application development, these settings and properties can be used in a production environment running more powerful versions of Windows servers.

Online Documentation
The IIS online documentation includes an index, full-text search, and the ability to print by node or individual topic. For programmatic administration and script development, use the samples installed with IIS. Help files are stored as HTML, which allows you to annotate and share them as needed. Using the IIS online documentation, you can:

  • Get help with tasks
  • Learn about server operation and management
  • Consult reference material
  • View code samples.

Other sources of valuable and pertinent information about IIS are located on the Web sites: MSDN, TechNet, and the Windows site.

Web Printing
Windows XP Professional dynamically lists all the printers on your server on an easily accessible Web site. You can browse this site to monitor printers and their jobs. You can also connect to the printers via this site from any Windows computer. Please see your Windows Help documentation on Internet Printing.

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