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Using the Internet to Publish Results
A Web server can be used as a repository of information, storing your application’s results
and presenting them to a wider audience than can be achieved with printed reports. By
presenting results as Web pages, the reader of those pages can easily use the results as sources of
data for his own analysis and easily pass those results to other interested parties.
Setting Up a Web Server
There are entire books written on this subject. Consider this section a brief overview of how
to set up a Web server. You can find more information about setting up a Web server in
Windows 2003 Server in Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Administrator’s Companion , from
Microsoft Press. For information on setting up a Web server in Windows XP Professional, see
Microsoft Windows XP Networking Inside Out (also from Microsoft Press).
The examples that you’ll review in the following sections will require write access to a Web
server. To host Web pages, you must first install Internet Information Server (IIS). This can
be done using the Add or Remove Programs applet found in the Control Panel. Once IIS is
installed, the Management Console can be found within the Administrative Tools folder in
the Control Panel. Using the Console, you can manage various aspects of your Web server.
The Home Directory is used to store your Web page. To configure the properties of your Web
Servers Home Directory, Open IIS, and right-click the Default Web Site node. Select
Properties, and click the Home Directory tab. You’ll be presented with various configuration options
for the default Web site. Make sure that the Read and Write check boxes are selected, and click
OK. See Figure 25-6. This ensures that you are able to post new content to the folder.
Figure 25-6. The Default Web Site Properties dialog box is used to configure IIS. To
post Web pages to your Web server, ensure a check mark is placed in the Read and Write