- Add IIS to windows - follow this guide here: http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/how-to-install-iis-on-windows-vista/
- Fire up Inetmgr (iis services manager) and delete the default website.
- Create a new website and point it at the root folder of my web project
- Browse to localhost
- See a permissions error and swear a bit. Then give the iis app pool account read permissions to the windows folder of your web project. In case you don’t know:
- In window explorer right-click - properties
- Security Tab - click “Edit” then “Add”.
- Enter the name “IIS APPPOOL\yourapppoolname” where “yourapppoolname” is probably the same as your website name. This is the important incantation.
- Click “check names” - OK, OK OK.
- Still get a permissions error - google a bit and follow these instructions:
- open inetmgr again - click on your website.
- Double click “authentication” under the IIS section.
- right-click on “Anonymous authentication” and chose “Edit…” and choose “application pool identity”. OK.
- Get Error “HTTP Error 403.14 - Forbidden” “The Web server is configured to not list the contents of this directory.”
- Swear again, google again, follow these instructions:
- Check which minor version of .Net 4 you have installed by looking in the folder “%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64”
- run the following command (64 bit):
or (32 bit)
- Browse to localhost again. At least for me, at this stage it worked.
I just had to re-setup IIS 7 on my local win 7 64 bit dev machine, these are roughly the steps I followed.