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Intranet: Using Windows 98 and Personal Web Server
Personal Web Server is a desktop Web server that you can use to create an intranet. Windows 98 includes Personal Web Server, but before you can use it, you need to complete some additional setup. To do this setup, you’ll need your Windows 98 CD-ROM. Insert the CD-ROM in its drive, and then follow these steps:
1. Start the Setup program.
Click Start, and then click Run to open the Run dialog box. In the Open box, type X:\add-ons\pws\setup.exe, and press the Enter key. (Replace X with the letter for your CD-ROM drive.) You’ll see the opening Setup screen. Click Next.
2. Select an installation type.
You have three choices: Minimum, Typical, and Custom. Select Minimum if you’re running short on disk space. Select Typical if you want all the Minimum component, documentation, and additional components. Select Custom if you are an advanced Web site developer. In these steps, we’ll describe the Typical installation. When you click Typical, you’ll see the screen.
3. Specify a Web publishing directory.
By default, Windows sets up the \Inetpub\wwwroot folder. If you want to specify a different directory, enter its path name or click Browse to find it. Click Next. Completing the installation will take a few minutes. When it’s finished, click Finish or press the Enter key. Reboot your computer so that the new settings can take effect.