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How to install Internet Information Services 7.5 on Windows 7 64-bit machine with ESET

Recently I had to install IIS (Internet Information Services) 7.5 on a Windows 7 64-bit machine which also had ESET antivirus / ESET Smart security installed.  This seemed like a straight forward job and assumed it would take a few minutes to complete. To install IIS on a Windows 7 machine follow the steps given below

  • Open Control Panel
  • Click on `Turn Windows Features on or off` link. This will display all the features available in the machine as shown below. You need to be logged in as an Administrator to be able to add or remove windows features
Windows 7 features

Windows 7 features

  • Click the checkbox with `Internet Information Services` next to it.
  • Finally click the OK button


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Set-Up VMware Workstation Bridged Networking with ESET Smart Security 4 Firewall

Below are the steps to follow to get a network connection working with the VMware Host and ESET Smart Security 4 firewall, when Bridged Networking is set.

1. Open the main program window by clicking Start -> All Programs -> ESET -> ESET Smart Security.

2. Press the F5 key to open the Advanced Setup window.

3. From the Personal Firewall tree on the left, Click IDS and Advanced Options, and then select Allow communication for bridged connections from the Allowed Services tree.