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How to manage settings for an IIS web server and FTP server in Windows 7?

By Debjit on April 21st, 2011 

iislogoWindows 7 comes with an inbuilt IIS web server and a FTP server. We have already shown you how to install an IIS web server or an FTP server on your Windows 7 system. In this article, we will tell you how to manage the settings for either of IIS web and the FTP servers in Windows 7.

1. Open the Control Panel on your system. And click on Administrative Tools. In case you are unable to locate Adminstrative Tools in the control panel, you may need to switch to 'View all control panel items' from the "View by" menu at the top right in your control panel window.

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2. In the Administrative Tools windows, locate "Internet Information Services Manager" and click on it. You can now see a new window with lot of settings / options in it categorised separately under FTP and IIS.

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3. The icons under FTP help you to manage the settings of your FTP server like Authorization of access, firewall rules for your FTP, managing access logs and more. The section for IIS settings / options help you tinker with IIS web server options such as managing your default index pages and custom error documents. You can also manage output caching in order to reduce the load on your server. All this and you have many more options to look at and tinker with.


How to manage settings for an IIS web server and FTP server in Windows 7? was originally published on on June 20, 2009 - 3:14 pm (Indian Standard Time)