You will notice an icon in your start bar that looks a bit like a world.  When you position your mouse over it, it should display a tool-tip with the current state of PWS.

Right-click on the icon and choose "Properties" from the pop-up window.  A window title "Personal Web Manager" will appear.

The "Main" window will be visible.  This window allows you to start and stop the webserver, as well as view statistics.

Click once on the "Advanced" icon.

Look for "Enable Default Document".  There should be a checkmark in the box to the right.  This is important for security reasons.  A default document is one that is displayed when a URL is typed in without a document name.  For example, if you type in "" in the Location/Address bar of your browser, you've only specified the webiste, not the specific web page.  With default document enabled, the web server will look for a file with one of the names listed in the "Default Document(s)" box.

Look for the "Allow Directory Browsing".  The box to the right should NOT have a checkmark in it for security reasons.  If this one is checked, and default document is not, when a user goes to your website they will see a directory listing of your website.  This is a security hazzard that may allow hackers access to your computer.

Click on the "Edit Properties" button.

In the "Access" section, you should see checkmarks next to "Read" and "Scripts" only.  This will allow us to run Active Server Pages and to read from a database.  Click on "Cancel".

Scroll through the list of Virtual Directories and locate "/cgi-bin".  Click on the "Edit Properties" button.  You will see in the "Access" section that only "Execute" is checked.  This will allows us to run the VB COM objects when we create them.  However, we will also store the database in this directory, so we will need "Read" access as well.  Click once to place a checkmark in the box next to "Read", then click on "OK".

Click once on the "Tour" icon.

Follow the tour and learn about PWS.

Close the "Personal Web Manager"