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Using IIS 7.5 and Visual Studio 2010 in Windows XP

By default, Windows XP comes with IIS 5.1. There may be situations where you need to install Visual Studio 2010 in your development system which is Windows XP and the production system may be Windows Server 2008 R2 (IIS 7.5). In this case, you need IIS 7.5 in your XP system.

a) Ensure that you have Windows XP SP3 in your system.

b) Install IIS 7.5 express from the following location, http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=1038

c) Now, to run your web aplication developed in Visual Studio 2010 in IIS 7.5 express, launch the VS2010 and create a new web application.

d) Right click the web application project in solution explorer and select “Use IIS Express”. This will create virtual directory in IIS express.

e) To see the running application, enable the systray using the following command,

C:\\Program Files\IIS Express\iisexpress\systray:true

f) This will enable the IIS express tray icon and use it see the running applications as shown below,


June 25, 2012 Posted by | IIS 7, VS 2010 | Leave a comment