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Welcome to Microsoft® Personal Web Server 4.0

If you're setting up a Web site for your corporate workgroup or staging your personal Web site to be later hosted by your Internet Service Provider, Microsoft Personal Web Server provides everything you need to get up and running quickly!

The Windows® 98 CD includes Personal Web Server (PWS); however, PWS requires a separate setup step to be fully installed and configured. To install PWS, you will need the Windows 98 CD, and you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Insert your Windows 98 CD in its drive.
  2. Click Start and then click Run.
  3. In the Run dialog box, type x:\add-ons\pws\setup.exe
  4. Substitute the letter of your CD drive for x, and click OK.
  5. Follow the directions in Personal Web Server setup.

The Personal Web Server package makes it easy to install any of the following new features:


  • Microsoft Personal Web Server 4.0, a desktop Web server that can be used to host a Web site on your personal computer at home or as part of an intranet at work, or to develop and test a Web site before hosting the site with an Internet Service Provider (ISP).



  • Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0 supports creation of Microsoft Transaction Server (MTS) applications. A transaction is a server operation that succeeds or fails as a whole, even if the operation involves many steps.



  • Data Access Components 1.5 consists of ActiveX Data Objects (ADO) and Remote Data Service (RDS), the Microsoft OLE DB Provider for ODBC, and Open Database Connectivity (ODBC). These components provide client/server applications – deployed over the Web or a LAN – with easy-to-use, programmatic access to all types of data throughout the enterprise.



  • Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) Server 1.0 makes it easy for application programs to communicate with other application programs quickly, reliably, and asynchronously by sending and receiving messages. The key features of MSMQ, such as ActiveX support, comprehensive security controls, powerful administration tools, extensive feature set, and integration with strategic Microsoft products such as Internet Information Server and Transaction Server, make MSMQ the message queuing product of choice for applications running on Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT. The Personal Web Server package includes the MSMQ Dependent and Independent Clients as part of the custom installation.



  • Easy administration features the Personal Web Manager to help you administer your Web server.

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