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    Inetpub???

    Hi,
    I was on a cleaning mission for files or programs I no longer used and came across a file called Inetpub. I Googled it but still do not know how or why I have this and do not remember seeing it before. Anyone know?

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    Re: Inetpub???

    I find at google
    Searched the web for "Inetpub". Results 1 - 10 of about 247,000. Search took 0.12 seconds.

    They seem to be related to several different sites that are "Boards, Chat rooms, Simple Web Service, NetCast Contents and etc". So any and many may have use of this FOLDER.

    This may also be related to a "php" editor.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Inetpub???

    I am pretty sure that Inetpub is used by Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)

    StuartR

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    Re: Inetpub???

    I agree with Stuart. All of the web sites that IIS hosts will, by default, be created under c:inetpubwwwroot. This is not always the best place, and if you are running a web server exposed to the Internet, you would want to review the many guides available on how to secure IIS. If it's just there because it came that way, and you have no interest in running a web server (sometimes it's desirable to run one for yourself when developing a site in FrontPage), you can use the add/remove programs control panel to remove IIS from your computer (there should be a modify/repair Windows icon to the left of the program list). That might also clean out c:inetpub, but I haven't tested that theory. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Inetpub???

    Cherie

    Occasionally I find this directory on one of our NT4 or W2K servers. I delete it and its contents. I haven't had a problem with this in the last 5-or-so years!

    PS I don't do the delete for Web servers!!!
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

    Ita, esto, quidcumque...

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