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Create multiple Web sites with Windows 2000 Professional

There is no mechanism in the IIS console under Windows 2000 Professional to create multiple Web sites, but there is a way to get around that restriction and create multiple sites if you have access to a Windows 2000 Server computer. Here's how.

You can use Internet Information Services (IIS) on a Windows 2000 Professional computer to host a single Web site and a single FTP site. When you install IIS, Setup automatically creates the default Web site, which you can use to publish documents to other users on the LAN/intranet or Internet. You can also use the default Web site to support printing across the Internet through the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP).

There is no mechanism in the IIS console under Windows 2000 Professional to create additional Web sites, since you can only run one at a time. However, here's a way to get around that restriction and create multiple sites if you have access to a Windows 2000 Server computer.

  1. Copy the folders and files under \%systemroot%\SYSTEM32\INETSRV\IISADMIN to the same folder on your Pro computer.
  2. Browse to http://localhost/iisadmin/default.htm.

You now have the ability to create additional sites. Only one site can be running at a time, however, so you'll have to stop the current site to start another. You might find this capability useful if you're developing several sites and want to test them on your local computer before taking them live.

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