I need to setup a webserver to share some files with another PC on my home network (has to be via HTTP, can't use an FTP server etc), so I was thinking installing IIS on my Vista Home Premium box would be the easiest way to go.
But I'm worried about security once it is enabled as this is my main system for everyday use, so a couple quick questions for anyone who has used it;
Is possible to limit access to the server only to other PC's on my local network?
Can the IIS service just be started manually when I want to have the server running? Or must it auto start?
Is there any other security tips I should know before I do this?
If running IIS is not a good idea, I guess I could setup an XP/Linux virtual machine and run IIS/Apache on that, but it would mean sharing a folder on my host to the guest, and then all transfers would be routed through the VM as well.