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    Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Workstation (XP SP2)

    We have a number of Windows XP and Windows 2000 Pro workstations on our network. In the past on a Windows 2000 Pro computer, when the user wanted to be able to publish a webpage or website to other users within the network, all I needed to do was install the IIS for them. There must be something more I need to do for Windows XP users because installing IIS isn't apparently enough.

    I installed IIS on my computer so I could publish the website I'm developing for the other users to see as it progressed. But when a user tries to access it via http://mycomputername/ their IE times out.

    Is this something to do with SP2 for Windows XP or the Windows Firewall? What more do I need to do?
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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Workstation (XP SP2)

    Do the other users have access to this "mycomputername" through the network?

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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    I've tried to access mycomputer from oither machines without success. It times out, without an actual error code. So I don't think it's a security setting. I'm trying an uninstall and reinstall of IIS to see if that makes a difference but I'm not holding my breath. Because I tried installing IIS on a different user's Windows XP machine and has the same problem accessing it.
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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    It could be the firewall on the hosting machine blocking access!

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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    How do I setup an exception for it?
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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    I got it. I knew I could add a program to the Firewall exception list but forgot I could add a port. Adding the port did the trick.
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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    Try accessing the IIS workstation via ip address. //192.168.x.x.

    In case you need to find the ip:

    On the IIS box, Click Start - Run

    type cmd and click ok. This will bring up a command prompt. Type in ipconfig at the dos prompt.

    go to another workstation on the network and Start - Run

    //<ip address>
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    Re: Publishing a Webpage from a Windows XP Worksta

    Sorry, I missed this last post....
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