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    I have just purchased a new PC with Win7 Pro 64 bit version.
    I want to make use of IIS to set up an at home web site.
    I followed instructions for installing IIS by going to Add Program Features menu.
    How do I verify that IIS hasw been installed? I cannot find any evidence of it.
    I tried accessing the default web site with: "http://localhost/" but did not get connected.
    Are there any good references about IIS 7.5 for Win7. Most of internet notes refer to IIS in a server environment.
    Thanks for assistance
    Norman

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    I quite like The Uniform Server for web development. Then if you want to run on IIS you can install it later.

    cheers, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdonell View Post
    How do I verify that IIS hasw been installed? I cannot find any evidence of it.
    I tried accessing the default web site with: "http://localhost/" but did not get connected.
    Try running this program: C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\inetmgr.exe (a shortcut on the desktop is handy)

    If you right-click Default Web Site, you may see Start or Stop. If you see Start, then the IIS service(s) did not autostart.

    Next, try right-click and Properties. I chose port 8080 to avoid conflicts, and then access my local site using http://localhost:8080/.

    Not sure whether this will help, but it should provide some context for online resources.

    == Edit ==

    Oh, 64-bit Windows. I don't know where the IIS Manager exe would be on your system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P T View Post
    I quite like The Uniform Server for web development. Then if you want to run on IIS you can install it later.
    This looks much better for PHP/Apache development than installing PHP on IIS. But for ASP/ASP.Net development, it might make more sense to just run on IIS from the outset. Not sure which will best suit the original poster's requirements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macdonell View Post
    I have just purchased a new PC with Win7 Pro 64 bit version.
    I want to make use of IIS to set up an at home web site.
    I followed instructions for installing IIS by going to Add Program Features menu.
    How do I verify that IIS hasw been installed? I cannot find any evidence of it.
    I tried accessing the default web site with: "http://localhost/" but did not get connected.
    Are there any good references about IIS 7.5 for Win7. Most of internet notes refer to IIS in a server environment.
    Thanks for assistance
    Norman
    There may be a difference in how you start the IIS Manager on Win7 as opposed to Windows Server but operationally IIS should be the same. I'd start with The Official Microsoft IIS Site. There are also many links at iis 7.5 - Microsoft TechNet Search.

    Joe

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    Check your HOSTS file. In Win7, the line that defines localhost to be 127.0.0.1 needs to be uncommented.
    Make it look like this: 127.0.0.1 localhost

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