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Windows 7: Is it possible to make a win7 computer a file server?

07 Jan 2010   #11
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by palz View Post
Welllll....

Like, my web page on the intranet, gives access to the files on my server. Because normally, Win7 or any other os gives a "this page cannot be displayed" because there is nothing set up to be displayed.

I am asking 3 things:
1) How can I get the web page to show up at my IP
2) How can I use entering my IP in any computer on the LAN to display the webpage?
As we already have hinted.

1) Install IIS on your "server".
2) Put in the ip address in the IE bar.

Here is some reading (a snapshot).

How to Install IIS on Windows 7 or Vista - the How-To Geek


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07 Jan 2010   #12
RedBirdDad

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Unfortunately I don't think he's getting his message across due to language challenges.

palz: Is there a way we can see a sample of the web page you are referring to?
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09 Jan 2010   #13
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Sure:
Code:
<html>
<head>
</head>
<body>
Welcome to my "server". Wanna download some files?
<br>
<ul>
<li> <a href="/">Anyfile</a>
</ul>
</body>
</html>
ALSO, how do I modify that IIS page? [This was added later]
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09 Jan 2010   #14
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi Palz,

If you setup IIS as per my link before. All there is to do is to starting building your webpage.

The location of where you should put your html page is C:\inetpub\wwwroot

I have insert your sample html text into iisstart.htm (default page) and here it looks. Note: \\localhost is just local testing, \\machineIP etc would be remote access.

Is it possible to make a win7 computer a file server?-noname.jpg

I would think to view this page from another PC. You might fiddle around with permissions, and that should do it.


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10 Jan 2010   #15
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Ok, I have this set up. One final question:
How can I get entering my IP on any computer connected to the internet to see the IIS page? I ask because my netgear router gives my computer the IP 10.0.0.2, and my IP at IP-finder sites is something different. This is confusing.
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10 Jan 2010   #16
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by palz View Post
Ok, I have this set up. One final question:
How can I get entering my IP on any computer connected to the internet to see the IIS page? I ask because my netgear router gives my computer the IP 10.0.0.2, and my IP at IP-finder sites is something different. This is confusing.
Use ping to test connectivity. You first have to get the machines on the same vlan.

From the non-IIS machine just type in it's browser the ip address of the IIS machine as such.

http://ipaddress
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10 Jan 2010   #17
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Ok. Well, I thought if other people had the same idea and have the same router, something would go wrong. I mean, 10.0.0.2 is seemingly common [to the noob, me ]. Correct me if I am wrong.

If this causes a problem, how can I change my subnet/IP?

added later: I made my "server"'s port 80. Tell me if you can access http://10.0.0.2:80
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10 Jan 2010   #18
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Firstly, can i ask have you setup your network so that all machines can communicate with one another. In this case, they need to be able to ping one another to start off with.

How have your machines been setup on your network?
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12 Jan 2010   #19
palz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 & Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Beta
 
 

Well, I have 2 windows laptops sharing files. They cannot even access the IP 10.0.0.2, even though it is on the LAN, let alone a remote computer.

EDIT: Do I have to configure these computers? What do I need to do so any device that can access the internet can access my page?
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12 Jan 2010   #20
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Why are you using 10.0.0.1, 10.0.0.2?

Are those IP provided through DHCP, through auto detect from your modem/router?

Regardless of what IP you are using, if the two machines are setup correctly and are actually ON the WLAN, you should be able to ping one to the other. If you can't ping, then the setup is not correct.
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