Money-Pal is a web application, which means that it needs a Web Server to run the web pages. By default, Money-Pal installs IIS-Express,
a lite version of IIS (Internet Information Services) from Microsoft.
This enables it to run on all client versions of Windows (from 7 up to Windows 10),
as well as on all server versions (from Windows 2003 to Windows 2017). This works just fine if you want to use it at home or within your Wifi area.
However, Money-Pal can also be installed on a dedicated or file Windows server at your ISP. In that case it would be better to switch it to use the IIS
Server on the computer. Doing this allows you
to access it from anywhere on the internet using any
device. You can also setup your home or business
server running Money-Pal and IIS. This means you do
not need to be logged in (like IIS Express) on your
home computer, when accessing it from the internet.
You do need to leave your windows computer running
So, how do you do this?
Install IIS on your computer.
We will focus on Installing it on Windows 10 but
it can be installed on any Windows as specified
Right-click on the start button
at the bottom left of your desktop, then click on Control
- Under Programs, click on
Uninstall a program.
- On the left-hand side you’ll find Turn Windows features on or off, just click on it.
- Here, you”ll find various features. Just
check Internet Information Services radio button to activate it.
- Now click on +
sign next to Internet Information Services
to configure the additional features.
- Select Web Management Tools
and World Wide Web Services. You
can choose other features if you need to run other
- Click on +
next to World Wide Web Services to
- Click on +
next to Application Development Features
to expand it.
- Select ASP
- Click on OK
to install IIS. It will take a while. Click on
Close to close the dialog.
You can test that IIS is installed on your
system. Open your browser and then in the address
bar of the browser, type http://localhost
You will see a web page.
This indicates that your installation is now
Setup IIS to access Money-Pal.
We now need to setup a web site or file
directory to access Money-Pal. In this case we will
just set up a file directory under the Default
Note: Before you can do this,
you need to start Money-Pal at least once from the
desktop. This makes certain changes to alllow for
Money-Pal to start.
- Right-click on the start button
at the bottom left of your desktop, then click on Computer
- On the left, expand Services and
Applications by clicking on the right arrow
next to it.
- Click on Internet Information Services (IIS)
Manager and the settings will be displayed
on the right side.
- Under Connections on the right, expand
Sites by clicking on the right arrow
next to it.
- Expand Default Web Site by clicking on the right arrow
next to it.
- Right-click on Default Web Site and
select Add file Directory
In the dialog, enter mp in the
Alias input field.
- Click on the
... button and Browse to the
aanew folder under the installation
folder of Moneypal, select it by clicking on it and
then click on OK
- Click on
OK in the dialog to complete the
adding of the file directory.
Click on the mp file directory
you have just created. Then on the right,
double-click on Default Document
- Click on Default.asp and
then click on Move Up on the right
until it is at the top.
Disable Money-Pal on IIS Express.
Before we can start Money-Pal on IIS, we first
need to disable IIS Express. Leave the
Computer Management dialog open for now as
we are simply going to disable IIS Express.
- Click on the ^ in the tray.
Right-click on the IIS Express icon and select
Exit. Confirm that you want to stop
all worker processes by clicking on Yes.
- Back in the Computer
Managegement Dialog, click on the
mp to display the options,
then click on Browse *:80
(http) on the right side of the dialog.
You can now start
Money-Pal from your browser by using the url
(or) You can now start
Money-Pal from your browser or other device
on your network or wifi by using the url
where you need to replace [ip]
with your local ip address.