Running PWS or IIS on desktop computer

Information Technology does not recommend or support the installation of Personal Web Server (PWS) or Internet Information Server (IIS) on a desktop computer.


Inherently, running a Web service or an FTP service opens your computer up to everyone on the Internet, including all the hackers and hacker software that is out there.


Additionally, Microsoft releases security patches and hot fixes frequently that are absolutely necessary to securing your computer. It can take a lot of time to fully research, test, and deploy these issues and patches. For these reasons, IT recommends that you use the UW central Web servers for your Web sites.

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