I am using a Windows 7 Home Basic in my Laptop . It does not have a IIS . I was
really struggling to take the advantage of IIS in my system . But now using IIS
Express I can easy take advantage of IIS . Lets see how simple it is to deploy
Web applications using IIS Express .
Download IIS Express from the following site as shown below :
It is a 3 Mb download . Download and install it in your system .
Once the Installation is completed .
Browse to the path :
C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express and click on the iisexpress application .
IIS Express would be started as shown below :
Open up Visual Studio . Open any Web Project which you would like to host .
I have opened a Silverlight project here .
Our aim is not to use the Visual Studio Deployment Server as I have already said.
So right click on the Web project .
Select Use IIS Express .
The following message would appear . Say Yes .
Visual Studio would prompt a message as shown below . Say Ok .
You could see the IIS Express icon in the current running tasks list as shown
Make the web project as start up. Run the project .
Click on right click on the IIS Express and say show all applications .
IIS Express Opens up .
Now we can browse our application as shown below :