How to Configure the Web Server (Windows CE 5.0)
You can create a Windows CE-based device that functions as a Web Server and enables clients to retrieve Web-based files, and makes use of the Internet for communication between client devices, network printers, scanners, and other shared equipment.
Setting up a Web Server requires special security considerations. This document shows how to use the registry to optimize security when you configure your Web Server. This document also shows how to connect a client computer to the Web Server and configure the Web Server by using the Web-based network configuration utility included with Windows CE.
Hardware and Software Requirements
This document makes the following assumptions:
- Your Platform Builder installation includes CEPC x86 and Emulator x86 board support packages.
- You have a CEPC already configured. For more information, see How to Set Up a CEPC.
- The computers you are using for this scenario are connected to an existing public network through a hub.
The following table shows the devices that are required for this network.
|Device name and function||Software||Configured as|
|Development workstation and client computer.||Windows 2000 Professional Edition or later with Microsoft Windows CE Platform Builder installed.||Development workstation for CEPC and Web Server client.|
|Windows CE-based device functioning as a Web Server.||Windows CE 5.0 or later.||An Enterprise Web Pad with applications. See Creating an OS Design for a Web Server Device for a list of required components.|
Additional Hardware Requirements
The following table shows the additional hardware you will need to use the Web Server.
|Network adapter for CEPC, compatible with Windows CE 5.0 or later.||1|
To track your progress in the following table, select the check box next to each step.
|1. Create an OS design for your Web Server device.||Creating an OS Design for a Web Server Device|
|2. Configure your Web Server using the registry and then build the run-time image for your Web Server device.||Configuring the Web Server Registry|
|3. Prepare to build the Web Server run-time image.
||Levels of Debugging Support|
|4. Build the OS design into a run-time image.
|5. Configure a connection for downloading your run-time image to the CEPC.
||Configuring a Connection for Downloading and Debugging|
|6. Download your run-time image to the CEPC.||Downloading a Run-Time Image|
|7. Configure user and group permissions for the Web Server.||Configuring User Permissions for the Web Server|
|8. Test the Web Server.||Testing the Web Server|
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