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> What is the role of Internet Information Services in Windows XP
It allows you to host on your machine web sites. Within XP it is there
primarily for developers of web sites to host development versions of
those sites on their machines. There are only limited connections
allowed so you couldn't host a live site on an XP machine, for that you
would need one of the server OS's.
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