UHCL Banner

How to use IIS on the machines in Windows Lab

Note: IIS is available on a temporary basis during the semester.

  1. Copy the contents of your “pages” folder on DCM.UHCL.EDU Server to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ folder on the local machine.
  2. Start WWW Publishing service by following the steps given below:
    1. Select Start Menu -> Settings -> Control panel Open
    2. Administrative Tools
    3. Open Services
    4. Scroll down to the end and select “World Wide Web publishing service”
    5. Right click and start/restart service accordingly.
  3. Now you can browse through your web pages(.html file) at http://localhost/yourfilename
  4. After you are done with your works, copy the contents of C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ to a safe place, for eg. Your profile on your Windows account on the local machine Z:\.
    Note: The contents of C:\inetpub\wwwroot\ will be erased once you log off from the machine. It is your responsibility to save your work to your profile space or elsewhere.
  5. Stop Start WWW Publishing service by following the steps from a to e under point number 2 and “Stop” the service instead of Start/restart