Parallels: setting up IIS home folder on Mac drive

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by tmoney468, Sep 4, 2007.

  1. tmoney468 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    Hey everyone, I've been looking for a way to better streamline my work in web design. A lot of the stuff I do involves designing with Internet Explorer 6 in mind, and I've been looking for a way to be able to use IIS in my Parallels to view the pages I'm working on in IE 6.

    Does anyone have experience with IIS in Windows and have you figured out a way to set the home folder of IIS in Windows to be the same folder as the Personal Web Sharing on Mac? I am working in the default location of the Personal Web Sharing on Mac: HD->Library->Web Server->Documents

    Again my main goal is to be able to work on my Mac in the Personal Web Sharing folder and then open up Parallels and view my work on IE 6 to see if my designs look correct. The way I have to do it now is to copy the files from my Mac folder, into my Windows folder, and then browse the page in IE6.

    I hope I explained that well enough! Thanks!
  2. stadidas macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2006
    Kent, United Kingdom
    I'm pretty sure it isn't possible as IIS has to be configured via control panel, and as far as I'm aware there isn't an equivalent in OS X.
  3. tmoney468 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 13, 2007
    I think I found a workaround that should be "safe" to do at work. If I disable the Mac firewall, I'm able to view my Mac personal web page on Parallels...this seems to be the easiest solution for me right now.

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