If you are an Internet service provider (ISP) and are implementing a sign-up process with your Windows® Internet Explorer® Administration Kit 8 (IEAK 8) custom package, you will need an Internet sign-up (.isp) file, named Signup.isp, to provide dial-up information for your Internet services. If you use one of the server-based sign-up methods, this sign-up file also contains a link to the URL of the server script that generates your .ins configuration file.


The Internet sign-up option is not available for the Windows Vista® operating system.

The IEAK Toolkit also includes sample versions of Signup.isp that you can use. These samples are located in the <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\toolkit\isp subfolders. To copy these files to your build folder structure, complete the following steps.

To copy sign-up files to your build folders
  1. Select all the files contained in the following subfolders, depending on the method you want to use:

    • <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\toolkit\isp\servless for server-less (client-based) Internet sign-up

    • <systemdrive>:\Program Files\Windows IEAK 8\toolkit\isp\Server for server-based Internet sign-up

  2. Copy these files to CIE\Custom or to the folder that you have designated for Internet sign-up as described in Prepare Your Build Computer.


You can prevent a default area code from being set by setting a flag in the .isp file. The syntax for this flag is: Dial_As_Is=Yes. You should set this flag if, for example, some users are calling from an area code different than the default. If users are not aware that the default area code differs from their current area code, they could unexpectedly incur long-distance charges.

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