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Web Service Server & OS support

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Can I create NET applications where the data tier is enclosed within a Web
Service where the OS may be Win98SE, XP Home as well as XP Pro? The client
application is a NET Forms app not a ASP.NET app.

I understand this works when the server box is XP Pro but we also have to
support 98SE and XP Home. In our situation 90% of the time all the code
(server and client) will be on one box. However we need to design for the
90 and the 10%.

I understand that IIS is typically used to host the web service and this is
not available on 98SE & XP Home. Is this correct? Is there something
besides IIS? Does this change with NET 2.0? What if (on 98SE & XP Home)
the client and server were guaranteed to be on the same box? Can I then
design using a web service interface if server and client are on separate
boxes only on XP Pro?

I hope this is clear.

Thanks for any help
Nov 21 '05 #1
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....additional information.

I have no need for Web Service method discovery and publishing. I know the
API I am calling and it is not public for others to call.

-dh

"David Hoffer" <da*******************@iserv.remove.net> wrote in message
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Can I create NET applications where the data tier is enclosed within a Web
Service where the OS may be Win98SE, XP Home as well as XP Pro? The client application is a NET Forms app not a ASP.NET app.

I understand this works when the server box is XP Pro but we also have to
support 98SE and XP Home. In our situation 90% of the time all the code
(server and client) will be on one box. However we need to design for the
90 and the 10%.

I understand that IIS is typically used to host the web service and this is not available on 98SE & XP Home. Is this correct? Is there something
besides IIS? Does this change with NET 2.0? What if (on 98SE & XP Home)
the client and server were guaranteed to be on the same box? Can I then
design using a web service interface if server and client are on separate
boxes only on XP Pro?

I hope this is clear.

Thanks for any help

Nov 21 '05 #2

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Running IIS and PWS on XP Home

Many users have asked what happened to Internet Information Services (IIS)
or Personal Web Server (PWS) in XP Home Edition. The official response from
Microsoft is below.

"Windows XP Home Edition does not include or support any versions (1.0, 2.0,
4.0) of Microsoft Personal Web Server (PWS). Users that need Web server
functionality in a desktop operating system should use Windows XP
Professional."

The below(non-microsoft) site(s) explains how to install IIS on Win XP home

http://www.webthang.co.uk/tuts/tuts_...h/pippo_xp.asp

http://www.iis-resources.com/modules...m_mode=thread&

Install PWS on Windows 98

http://www.codefixer.com/tutorials/installation.asp

Regards,

R.Balaji

"David Hoffer" <da*******************@iserv.remove.net> wrote in message
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Can I create NET applications where the data tier is enclosed within a Web
Service where the OS may be Win98SE, XP Home as well as XP Pro? The client application is a NET Forms app not a ASP.NET app.

I understand this works when the server box is XP Pro but we also have to
support 98SE and XP Home. In our situation 90% of the time all the code
(server and client) will be on one box. However we need to design for the
90 and the 10%.

I understand that IIS is typically used to host the web service and this is not available on 98SE & XP Home. Is this correct? Is there something
besides IIS? Does this change with NET 2.0? What if (on 98SE & XP Home)
the client and server were guaranteed to be on the same box? Can I then
design using a web service interface if server and client are on separate
boxes only on XP Pro?

I hope this is clear.

Thanks for any help

Nov 21 '05 #3

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