Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

What do I need to do to allow external access to my win seven IIS webpage? My internal webpage is hiding behind a router and a firewall (Windows firewall) I need to be able to address certain aspects on my hard disk in order to build the webpage externally. Graphics sitting on my hard disk are not accessible? I used localhost and inetpub. The graphic is sitting inetpub/wwwwroot/fred.jpg.


share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

You would need to open port 80 on your firewall/router to go to the address of this PC. But be warned, opening service to the internet is risky business. Keep the machine patched and expect hacking attempts. Don't keep other important data on the same machine.

share|improve this answer
He would also need to give IIS-User the NTFS Read-Only rights to the jpg files that he says are not viewable even internally (if I understood the question correctly). –  paradroid May 12 '11 at 17:10
Why don't you add that as a separate answer. It may be more what he's having a problem with. –  uSlackr May 12 '11 at 17:27
I may do that if the OP edits his/her question to include more information about the problem, as I am not really sure at the moment. –  paradroid May 12 '11 at 17:30
thank you. What I want to be able to accomplish is to create a webpage on my IIS and give access to it to anybody simply by giving them an IP number. My router will allow me to set up a NAT connection with should obviate any security problems if I give access to port 80, but only through the router/NAT. –  greenber May 13 '11 at 15:24

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.