World Wide Web Publishing Service is a component of Internet Information Services (IIS) on Microsoft Windows 2000 and of Internet Information Server (IIS) on Microsoft Windows NT.
The World Wide Web Publishing Service provides support on Windows 2000 and Windows NT for communication using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP).
This protocol allows users to publish Web content on IIS for use on the Internet or on corporate intranets. Published Web content can then be accessed and displayed on client computers by using a standard Web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The World Wide Web Publishing Service is also central to third-party applications that facilitate remote administration of computers running Windows 2000 and Windows NT using Web browsers as their standard administrative interface.
To verify that the World Wide Web Publishing Service is installed and not disabled:
Right-click My Computer on the desktop, and then click Manage.
Expand the Services and Applications node, and then click the Services node.
In the right pane, locate the World Wide Web Publishing Service.
If the World Wide Web Publishing Service is not displayed in the list of services installed, follow the steps in the procedure below to install it.
If the World Wide Web Publishing Service is displayed but has a status other than Started, continue with the steps below to start it.
Right-click World Wide Web Publishing Service, and then click Properties.
Verify the Startup Type is Automatic and the Service status is set to Started.
Click Apply, and then click OK.