Personal Web Server (PWS) and Windows ME
some information presented by Stefanie Guim Marcé
In spring 2001 I was asked to write a book about ASP 3.0. Well, I did finally
book appeared in German.)
When I started writing the book, I came across a problem - since I wasn't at home at that rtime, I used my notebook. And the operational system on my notebook is - Windows ME (surprise, surprise...)
Now there is a little problem with Windows
ME, it does not contain the PWS which I needed at that time to test my ASP
This is how the story ran:
First I went to the official
Microsoft Windows ME website. I didn't find any information there.
That is why I turned to the Microsoft Knowledge Base and searched for quite a while. Finally, I found what Microsoft says about using the PWS with Windows ME - well, basically it is that Windows ME does not include the PWS. (As if I had not known that before ....)
Next try. I turned to the major search engines and catalogs such as Altavista,
Yahoo!, or Google.
At Yahoo! I found a whole site of links dealing with Windows ME. Basically, the links are specials from the time when Windows ME appeared. Nonetheless, I found some interesting information on Windows ME which I had not had before. At least, *this* try was worth something.
Finally, and by pure coincidence, I found a link that was helpful to me. It
told me how to install
PWS with Windows ME. People, this is what I call a useful link! Just follow
the instructions and be astounded how well it works. This link is the tutorial
I followed to install PWS with Windows ME.
Furthermore, I found some additional information at Macromedia and UltraDevFAQ.
However, when you are finishing the the installation, you are most likely to have this: Error Message: An Unknown Error Occurred While Making MTS Specific Changes to the System Registry . The link I have given here leads to the appropiate article in the Microsoft Knowlegde Base. The article also contains a patch (direct download) for the problem.
Furthermore you can find additional help here:
- Windows 98 and Windows Me Error Message Resource Center
- Downloading the PWS
- The newest version of PWS (direct download)
- Live Data Preview and Personal Web Server
- Windows Me crashes after choosing Preview in Browser
- Defining a site that uses PWS/IIS locally and FTP remotely
- Searching Google Groups (Newsgroups), search results (PWS), search results (Windows ME)
Please email me if there are questions on the article: firstname.lastname@example.org