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I am very new to the server side of PC's and I have no formal training with web server based software or hardware, I own a small PC repair shop and I want to offer entry level Internet services for around 200 users, the hardware is not the problem for me hardware is easy, is this something i can setup myself and maintain?

Suggestions, advice, links, general help all will be greatly appreciated.

BTW, I have the " HOW TO CONFIGURE THE WEB SERVER" from microsoft seems pretty stright forward, anyone know any known issue's or areas i may find challanging or problematic please let me know thank you.
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Yes, ive got a Windows 2003 server setup with IIS (Internet Information Services) this is the application that manages the website and is located in Administrative Tools

You can also host a website or local intranet (local website on network) using Windows XP to install IIS goto Add/Uninstall Programs then click on the add/remove windows components and check the IIS option. http://www.webwizguide.com/asp/tutor..._winXP_pro.asp

If you want to go into more complicated stuff you can setup ASP, PHP & MySQL etc these are server side and are used for more dynamic content or connecting to databases etc. http://www.iis-resources.com/modules...hp?storyid=262

Hope this helps, if you need any more info on specific problem etc just PM me or post back here
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Do not use XP Pro! It only allows 10 connections at a time. 2003 Server, or a Linux box would be your best bet.
    
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I am running Windows Server 2003 RC2 64bit and basically thumbing through its application, should I install all available application and play with them?

This is a learning experiment, I need to know how it ticks.

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I don't know about installing *all* applications. If you want to learn about web servers just install IIS (web/ftp/smtp). If you try and *learn* too much at once, you won't get a good grip on any one subject. Best just pick them up one at a time.
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??? In order to setup a web server I need to contact my ISP and see if I can do so on my DSL connection???
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??? In order to setup a web server I need to contact my ISP and see if I can do so on my DSL connection???
Technically speaking, servers are dissallowed on almost every consumer ISP. As long as this is just a computer on your home network, and not meant to be public, than you don't have to notify anyone. If this is your main box, and you want to use something like no-ip or some other dynamic ip dns service, then yes, you need to ask.
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Well I am just looking to experiment a bit with it but somethings I cant do because I am limited by my isp but, if I had say a T1 line and was allowed to setup a public web server is it an easy process?

I'll be searching the web for a tutorial!!!
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