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Fast ASP.NET Websites by Dean Alan Hume

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Appendix. Appendix

A.1. Setting up your local machine as a web development server with IIS

Setting up your local machine to use IIS as a web development server is easy and takes no time at all. Although IIS Express can perform the same tasks that IIS can on a Localhost, many developers prefer to run and debug their websites in a Localhost environment. You no longer need admin access to your machine for web development and setting up virtual directories is a lot easier. This guide will walk you through setting up your local machine to use IIS as a web development server.

Assuming that you have IIS installed on your machine, you’ll need to take the following steps to get started:

1.  Click Start > Control Panel.

2.  Click System and Security ...

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