Active Server Pages (ASP) - Where to start... well, the place to start would of course be to go out to a bookstore near you and buy a book that feels right to you, but since many either don't have the means to buy a book due to age or just simply don't want to spend the cash, i figure i would start this thread as a basic way to get started. ok, before you get started on learning how to write your own ASP pages, you will need to setup an envirnment fit for developing such scripts locally. if you are using either windows 2000 or XP just simply insert your windows disc into your cd drive and follow the following instructions... 1. click start button on task bar, a menu will pop-up 2. move up the menu to settings, another menu will open to the side 3. then move over to control panel and either hit enter or click on it with your left mouse button. a new window will open. 4. in this new window double click on the icon labled "add/remove programs". another window will open. 5. click on "add/remove windows components". a new list of available components off of your windows cd should pop-up. 6. now scroll down until you see "internet information service". 7. make sure the box next to it is checked. 8. click ok and wait for windows to finish installing your new web server! once you have successfully done so, will find that the "internet information services councel" has been added to the administrative tools within your control panel. the root directory to your web server should be... C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ unless you specified a different location within the above mention councel. you will be able to access the default page of your web server by opening your web browser of choise and going to... http://localhost/ if nothing comes up, go into the above mentioned councel, right click on your web site and make sure the service is started. if it isn't, do so now and try going to locahost in your browser again. if the default IIS site opens ( should have a bunch of annoying pop-ups) you have successfully installed and started your web server. to be continued in the next post!