View Full Version : Starting IIS

04-01-2007, 04:39 PM
Yes im back for a little since moonbat's doing so good.

Internet Information Services is a useful program that comes with Windows Xp Pro.

Go to Control Panel>Add remove programs>click windows components, scroll down to ISS and insert your Xp install disc and follow the rest.

The ip for your webserver that can run ASP and ASPX is http://localhost or *27.0.0.*

You can now give out your ip or get a free redirect and now youve got your own local website.


04-01-2007, 06:28 PM
Very useful information for Windows users that want to try some web-programming.

Just a few extra things to add:

Regarding the last point about 'free redirects', if you want your web server accessible to the Internet with a host name (as opposed to a ever-changing IP address), first go to one of these sites (or Google for "dynamic dns"):


They provide information on how to register and use their service, so no need to explain here.

One important part of setting up a host name for your server is making sure the server itself is accessible to the Internet. Check that no firewalls are preventing outside access, and add necessary settings in your router to forward requests on port 80 to your internal machine.

For those that don't have XP or want an OSS server, there is Apache. It's available on all platforms, but the ********* setup process can be discouraging for new users.

04-13-2007, 02:24 AM
Another thing to add is that non-server versions of IIS (ie, XP Pro) have a max simultaneous connection of *0. Sucks, dont it?

So heres a little trick to bump it to 40. Still not great, but at least its 4 times better that what you had and for most people depending on the sites content their bandwidth couldnt handle much more anyway.

Go to adminscripts in innetpub and find adsutil.vbs

adsutil set w*svc/MaxConnections 40
make sure youre in the dir.

If you want to discuss IIS security, administration, etc let me know Im happy to help.

04-13-2007, 04:57 PM
Lol, you had the title as 'ISS'. Don't worry, I'll change it.

01-04-2008, 01:17 PM
What is IIS?