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IIS Express

6 July 2010 by James Crawshaw

II’S Express’

No – not a revival of the 80’s British dance act but a new release from Microsoft ….

IIS Express is a lightweight installable version of the popular web hosting platform Internet Information Services (IIS) 7, which can run on XP and above operating systems.

Features and benefits include:

  • Lightweight and easy to install (less than 10Mb download and a super quick install)
  • Does not require an administrator account to run/debug applications from Visual Studio
  • Enables a full web-server feature set – including SSL, URL Rewrite, Media Support, and all other IIS 7.x modules
  • Supports and enables the same extensibility model and web.config file settings that IIS 7.x support
  • Can be installed side-by-side with the full IIS web server as well as the ASP.NET Development Server (they do not conflict at all)

IIS Express

Beta to be released shortly and more detailed information available over at Scott Guthrie’s blog.

Let’s hope its a chart topper….