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Deploying Web Applications using IIS Express

Posted By:Mahadesh Mahalingappa       Posted Date: September 08, 2011    Points: 200    Category: ASP.NET    URL: http://www.dotnetspark.com  

In this article, we are going to see how to deploy asp.net web applications or website using IIS Express
 

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 :

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1038 

It is a 3 Mb download . Download and install it in your system .

Deploying Web Applications using IIS Express

Once the Installation is completed .

Browse to the path :

C:\Program Files (x86)\IIS Express and click on the iisexpress application .

Deploying Web Applications using IIS Express


IIS Express would be started as shown below :

Deploying Web Applications using IIS Express

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 .

Deploying Web Applications using IIS Express

Select Use IIS Express .

The following message would appear . Say Yes .

DplyIIS5.gif

Visual Studio would prompt a message as shown below . Say Ok .

DplyIIS6.gif

You could see the IIS Express icon in the current running tasks list as shown below :

DplyIIS7.gif

Make the web project as start up. Run the project .

Click on right click on the IIS Express and say show all applications .

DplyIIS7.5.gif

IIS Express Opens up .

DplyIIS8.gif

DplyIIS9.gif

Now we can browse our application as shown below :

DplyIIS10.gif

Thanks .
 

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