Appendix C. Installing IIS Express 7.5

In a number of places throughout this book, we use Internet Information Services (IIS) Express to run a project outside of the localhost environment. Many versions of Visual Studio come with IIS Express version 7.5 already installed. This server platform is also included with Microsoft WebMatrix. If, however, you’re working with an installation of Visual Studio that doesn’t have IIS Express, you didn’t install it, or you’re testing on a machine without Visual Studio, you’ll need to follow these procedures to get it working and available.

C.1. Installing Web Platform Installer

The quickest way to get IIS Express installed is to use the Web Platform Installer. Open a browser, point it to http://www.microsoft.com/web/ ...

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