The IIS Directory Browsing Nightmare

("A nightmare on Elm Street")

by Karl Garlick

1. Install IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000 Pro

Make Sure:
  1. Windows 2000 with Servuice Pack 4
  2. Internet Explorer Version 6 with Service Pack 1
  3. You are logged into the network (Not Administrator Login)


2. Confirm IIS is fully installed.


3. Turn on the IIS 5.0 Web Server


4. Right Click on Default Web Site Node in your Computer Management Console and click the Properties Command

Home Directory

Home Directory



5. Launch Internet Explorer

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