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  • I think WHS should give home users the ability to host there own home page, i know this OS is ment for the hosing and backing up of files but giving the average home user the ability to careate and edit there own page with any software desired.  The limitations and restrictions that is current will be no more.

    If i am writing about something is currently possible, please do tell me how to go about this or please post me a link that intails the steps of doing this, if possible. Thanks

    Friday, February 23, 2007 8:42 PM

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  • Just update the directory \\server\c$\Inetpub\home on your WHS.  It would be nice it it would be able to host a page, even if simple.  It would also be cool to host a page for each user.
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 12:40 AM
  • You do not want to stomp on \\server\c$\Inetpub\home as that would break the remote WHS feature set.

    I did this instead:

    1- Start->Run control
    2- Add/Remove programs. Add Frontpage extensions.
    3- Via IIS control panel add a new web site, put it on port 81 (for example)
    4- Publish your new web site to http://server:81

    Now at your router have incomming port 80 requests redirect to 81 on your internal net. That gets people youe website. To get to your WHS web interface map port 81 on the router to port 80 on your internal net.

    Seems to work so far but I have yet to really bang on it. I may have still broken the web interface. YMMV.

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 6:50 AM
  • Hi, I do have this working both internally and externally on port 443.  I run smoothwall and did a port forward of 443 to interanl network on 443 as well as a port forward of 8080 to internal port 80.

    I then create a new virtual directory under the default website, so I can do the following:


    https://<mydomain>/myweb - yes I do get a certificate error, but I jut click OK and continue

    You can also setup a new website and have it listen on port lets say 1080.  Then port forward external 1080 to interal 1080 and use the address like http://<mydomain>:1080 and as long as you have everything configured properly it should work - I have not tried this method tho (only on my vista mce machine)

    You can use interanlly by changing the <mydomain> to <server> and use the port numbers you use on the internal lan

    I have also setup authentication, so that only user accounts on the server can access the virtual directory.  One step further is to acl the directory so only the user can see it.

    However in saying this, for the average home user, this might be a big challenge unless they are IT savvy with things like IIS and firewall/routing.



    Sunday, February 25, 2007 9:45 AM