How do I disable MS Webserver in WinXP?

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  1. Ken Woodrow

    Ken Woodrow Stunt Coordinator

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    Something has grabbed Port 80 (or 8080) and is preventing me from running MediaJukebox's WebRemote program. I suspect that it is Microsoft's Webserver program, but I have no idea how to determine whether it is running and, if so, how to disable it or set it to another port.

    Remember, I only 1/2 know what I'm asking, so be gentle.

    Thanks guys . ..

    - Ken
     
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    Dreasys Software Advanced Net Tools 2.7, it will allow you to perform a net/port scan that will tell you exactly what is grabbing that port along with many other great networking functions. You should be able to find on download.com.
     
  3. Ken Woodrow

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    Excellent suggestion -- I'll give it a try tonight. You guys rock, btw.

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    Success! I used DreamSys' NetTools to determine that Port 80 was being used by Internet Explorer. I then used ZoneAlarm Pro (which I use as a software firewall for my cable modem connection) to block IE's access to port 80. Only then was I able to open the WebRemote plugin in Media Jukebox and change its port assignment to 8080. After I did that, I gave back IE access to port 80, and everything works as it should.
    Bear in mind, I have only a limited conceptual understanding of what I was doing, but it was enough to bluff my way through it. LOL
    Why, you wonder, do I care about being able to use MJ's WebRemote program? Because I can now use a cool little app called Glissando (screenshot here) to access MJ's features from any computer on the network, with a simple, attractive UI.
    - Ken
     

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