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I am looking for any ideas....

I have a single document that I am trying to make a website with. The document is ISD.mht. It is simply a phone roster that is used at work.

So, I have created the web site through IIS. I pointed IIS to the C:/Inetpub/ISD directory where the ISD.mht document resides. I open IE and type in the name ISD. The webpage opens, but it is a directory rather than opening just the ISD.mht file.

The page looks like this...


ISD - /

__________________________________________________ __________

Friday, April 01, 2011 1:43pm 177304 ISD.mht

__________________________________________________ __________

Anyone have any ideas as to why the website is not opening the ISD.mht document as its default web page?

I tried adding the ISD.mht to the default page to load, but that causes nothing to load at all. Do I need to create a default.htm or default.aspx web page with a script to open the ISD.mht document?

I am not very web savvy and have spent 6 hours looking at this with no changes. Any help would be appreciated.
post #2 of 7
Why not just save it as a .html file instead of .mht?
Or, you could create a default.html that redirects to ISD.txt so that the next time you get an updated phone directory, all you have to do is replace the old ISD.txt (make sure the name of the new file is the same) and you're done. IE should display the .txt file quite nicely.
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I will give the .html file a shot.

Don't ask why I can't just use a plain old .txt document. It's not as colorful....
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I will give the .html file a shot.

Don't ask why I can't just use a plain old .txt document. It's not as colorful....
Ahh, I see.
Gotta love all the purdy colors! lol

Hopefully you get it working like you want.
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Saved the file as .mhtml rather than .mht and set the default page to ISD.mhtml and it worked. +rep to you my friend
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Glad to hear it worked for ya!
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Just a side note if you are only hosting a single page, you could likely use a lot less resources in a Linux VM with apache (or lightspeed for even less RAM usage).

Should work on a easy allocation with <100 MB of RAM in a pinch.
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