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IIS 7.5

Internet Information Services (IIS) is the web server that’s included with (and integrated into) Windows. As the application that sits between your web site and the operating system, IIS has a big impact on the performance and scalability of your site.

IIS 7 is included with Windows Server 2008 and some editions of Windows Vista. IIS 7.5 adds a few features to IIS 7 (and changes a few default settings), and is included with Windows Server 2008R2 and some editions of Windows 7. IIS Express is a lightweight, self-contained version of IIS 7.5 that supports web development. It’s included with Visual Studio 11, and is available as a free download for use with Visual Studio 2010. With the release of IIS Express, Microsoft ...

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