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Switch from XP ISS to Windows Home Server? RRS feed

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  • I am currently running XP Prof and using IIS to run a web, mail, and FTP server.

    I would like to switch to Home Network for better use of external storage.

    Does Windows Home Network support IIS?  Is it built in?

    Thanks.
    Saturday, June 14, 2008 9:49 PM

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  •  Sdormanmd wrote:
    I am currently running XP Prof and using IIS to run a web, mail, and FTP server.

    I would like to switch to Home Network for better use of external storage.

    Does Windows Home Network support IIS?  Is it built in?

    Thanks.

     

    Yes, IIS 6.0 is built-in to WHS (WHS is written on top of Windows Server 2003).  It's used for the Remote Access website.

     

    However, WHS is designed to be easy-to-use (so even a computer novice can use it).  That's not to say you can't customize it to some degree, but you need to be careful with some of the tools that come with WHS (you could inadvertently end up hosing your entire server and have to start over).  Having said that, I know other people have gotten FTP to work (and I believe email as well).  My suggestion for you would be to sign up on Connect and download the beta version of WHS with Power Pack 1.  (It's free and you can try it for 30 days.)  If it doesn't work for you, you're not out any hard-earned money. Smile

    Saturday, June 14, 2008 11:53 PM
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