Chapter 14

Creating an Intranet

In This Chapter

arrow Getting acquainted with intranets

arrow Finding good uses for intranets

arrow Figuring out what you need to set up an intranet

arrow Setting up an IIS web server

arrow Setting up a simple intranet

arrow Managing IIS

No, I’m not mispronouncing Internet, although an intranet is similar to the Internet, but with a twist. Rather than connect your computer to millions of other computers around the world, an intranet connects your computer to other computers in your company or organization. How is an intranet different from your ordinary, run-of-the-mill network? Read on, and I’ll explain.

Defining an Intranet

Everyone knows that the Internet, and especially the World Wide Web, is a phenomenon. Millions of computer users worldwide surf the web, sharing and downloading files.

Companies realized that such a platform would help employees share and access data and documents. ...

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