Windows XP and IIS

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ved, Apr 1, 2005.

  1. ved

    ved OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I have two computers (pc1 running win XP Pro and pc2 running win XP Home)connected using a pc-to-pc cable (nullmodem cable) as part of my small office network. pc1 has IIS installed on it and web page developed. I can share documents between them without a problem. However, currently I am unable to access the web pages from the browser on pc2. I have already enabled web sharing of the folder containing the webpage files. What can I do to make the web pages accessible?

    Thanks for your help.

    Ved
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Does typing the name of the IIS pc into the browser not give you anything, can't say trying to use IIS over null modem is something I have ever tried.
     
  3. ved

    ved OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I tried both the name of pc1 and its ip address in the browser from pc2 and in both cases I get "Page Not Found" error.
     
  4. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    You have to open port 80 on your firewall.

    [I wouldn't recommend using Windows or IIS as a webserver, just have to add that].
     
  5. ved

    ved OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Thanks for your help. Once I opened port 80 on pc1 I could access the web page from pc2.