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comment Does Windows have a built-in ZIP command for the command line?
I'm not entirely sure why this question is closed. This comes up frequently in the form of "How do I compress my logs?", which is definitely "Operations, maintenance, and monitoring". The question could be rephrased to be narrower, I suppose, but the solutions are general.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
@gravyface And there were two places I had to put my DocumentRoot. First, I had to update the DocumentRoot, then I had to change the spot that gives it permission to show an index page. That was unobvious, though ultimately doable.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
Heh. Perhaps, "How can I overcome my longstanding aversion to the pain that is Apache?" :P You'll note that I accepted the other Apache answer. (The details for installing as a service were super helpful.) I decided to go with apache, though I suspect it will cause trouble in the long term for troubleshooting. It appears to be the best of the options. And at least it has a strong community.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
Yeah, it serves any page you ask for explicitly, but not the default document. After an hour of troubleshooting the default setup, I'm going to try Apache to see if it behaves better.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
Well, I've got something up and running using point-and-click set up, though I'm having trouble getting it to serve "index.html" by default.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
"large and complex" is my experience running Apache under Linux for some time now. The Windows experience might be different (and I think I'm hearing that it is?), but surely the config files are the same. And those config files are a nest of vipers just waiting to bite you. Even simple stuff isn't simple in Apache because the defaults in the config files aren't what you expect. It's tolerable (even good, really) for a primary web server administered by a professional, but the troubleshooting area is so big when things go wrong.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
WPKG. (And some text to make my comment long enough. :) )
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
@BrentPabst Of course, one wouldn't want that. It's a matter of what one can get. If I got what I wanted (trained people in all the places they were needed), I'd be doing a lot of things differently. So, I'm looking for solutions that reduce the chances of people getting things wrong and reduce the number of things to troubleshoot when they do go wrong. Hence the desire for a simple system.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
@BrentPabst I'll give it a go and see if it works ok.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
@DJPon3 Yeah, the "AND" list is proving somewhat problematic. The "doesn't need to be installed" part could better be described as "can be installed by an only moderately technical user". Anything I can script the install of silently can fall under that. Scripting the install of IIS looks like it's a real pain. I might could manage a silent apache install, though, for example.
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
So, I had initially kinda discounted IIS because I was looking for simplicity of install and configuration. The links I'm seeing aren't giving me much hope, either. Is there something I'm missing, or does the process really involve "Install IIS", "Configure IIS", "Install WebDAV", "Configure WebDAV", "Create Web package", "Configure Web package" and so on? Compare to Mongoose (if it worked, natch): double-click the exe (next to a preconfigured config file). If desired, right-click the tray icon and choose "install as service".
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comment What is a suitable simple, open web server for Windows?
It looks like IIS may come with Server 2008, but not other OSs (like Windows 7 Enterprise). That would greatly complicate install, but perhaps not fatally so.