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  • Question

  • Is there an addon which enables you to to run a forum off WHS ?

    If its possible, i think it would be useful.

    Thursday, May 7, 2009 7:48 PM

Answers

  • I think it can be done. Probably similar to the process I figured
    out to install Wordpress on WHS.

    http://digitalmediaphile.com/index.php/2009/04/04/install-wordpress-on-whs-pp2/

    I'm not sure that I'd want a lot of strangers accessing a machine
    where I keep backups and data though.



    On Thu, 7-May-09 19:48:33 GMT, Craig836 wrote:

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    >Is there an addon which enables you to to run a forum off WHS ? If its possible, i think it would be useful.
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    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
    Friday, May 8, 2009 9:50 AM

All replies

  • Hi,
    no idea, if such Add-In is available. (One could use - unsupported - Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 in the Intranet and for limited Extranet audience.)
    The problem with hosting anything on WHS for multiple users is the very limited bandwidth for upload. Also allowing access to strangers to local ressources on your server may invoke a security risk for your data stored on the same machine, so it is not recommended.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:03 PM
    Moderator
  • As an add-in, no. I believe some users have successfully installed forum tools on their servers, but they have done so using Remote Desktop or other unsupported methods. And since installing a new web application ususally requires some level of changes to your IIS configuration, you would be facing a risk of damaging or disabling entirely your Remote Access web site.
    I'm not on the WHS team, I just post a lot. :)
    Thursday, May 7, 2009 8:17 PM
    Moderator
  • I think it can be done. Probably similar to the process I figured
    out to install Wordpress on WHS.

    http://digitalmediaphile.com/index.php/2009/04/04/install-wordpress-on-whs-pp2/

    I'm not sure that I'd want a lot of strangers accessing a machine
    where I keep backups and data though.



    On Thu, 7-May-09 19:48:33 GMT, Craig836 wrote:

    >
    >
    >Is there an addon which enables you to to run a forum off WHS ? If its possible, i think it would be useful.
    --

    Barb Bowman
    MS-MVP
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexperts/bowman.mspx
    http://www.digitalmediaphile.com/
    http://digitalmediaphile.wordpress.com
    Friday, May 8, 2009 9:50 AM