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NT4 Peer Web-Server: Installation

When installing the NT4 Workstation "Peer Web-Server", I had some
problems, my first installations failed: the "WWW-service" did not startup.
I got it finally to work, but I can only assume the reason for the previous
failures:
- make sure, that NT4 ServicePack 5 , 6 or 6a is installed.
- make sure that ANY other program running is closed.
And that includes the
taskbar:

Whatever is running here,
close it by Right-Click and
selecting "Exit".
The Taskbar should only
contain non-closable programs:


Like all other Internet related tools
and utilities, the Peer-Webserver
requires that TCP/IP protocol is
installed.
In the "Properties" of your Networking,
select the tab: "Services" , click on
"Add" and select from the list
"Microsoft Peer Web Server"
Define the location of your Windows
Source files (usuall on the CD-ROM in
I386, but I keep a copy on the local disk
in C:\I386 to avoid to insert each time
the NT-CD-ROM when making a change )
The usual reminder to close
ALL RUNING programs.
In my experience this includes the
programs in the taskbar (see above)
Select the options
required for you,
which is usually the
"Word Wide Web
Service
" and
sometimes the
"FTP Service"
You need to confirm ("Yes") the
location for the storage of the Web-Server
Programs
You need to confirm the location for
the Website files to be processed by
the Webserver.
Unless you are short in disk capacity
on your C-drive, I suggest to keep the
suggested directories.
"wwwroot" will be used ti store the
HTM-files (and graphics) to be
displayed by a Web-browser.
"ftproot" will be used to store the
files for FTP upload/downloads.

If you are NOT prompted for these
directories, STOP THE INSTALLATION
(because the www-service will not start
up properly if you continue)
You need to confirm ("Yes") the
location for the storage of the Web-Server
WWW and FTP files.
The files for the WebServer are copied.
And the installation is done.
After each installation (of any component),
always check the configuration


Internet Service Manager

 


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