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Before watching the "Deploying a Silverlight or ASP.Net application" movie in this chapter, you need to have IIS running and configured correctly. This movie shows you the bare minimum necessary to deploy the application to your local web site. If you're going to have IIS running on your computer, it has to be enabled. To do that, you need to go to Programs and Features, and click on this Turn Windows features on or off. Next, you're going to want to come down here and click on this section where it says Internet Information Services, and then click OK.
After about two minutes, IIS will be up and running on your computer. I've already got it running, so I'm going to click Cancel and then Close. Also for this movie, I'm going to create a separate folder on my desktop to contain my web site. Now that I have those two things ready, I'm going to open IIS. I'll go back to my Start menu and type in "IIS", and then I pick this item up here: Internet Information Services Manager. I'll maximize my window, and then we'll take a look at this preview over here. Currently, I have one site on my web server.
I'm going to add a second site for my demonstration purposes. Right-click, choose Add Web Site. I'm going to call this site LyndaWeb, and I'm going to point it to that folder on my desktop. So I'll go to my desktop, find the LyndaWeb folder, and then click OK. Now because this default web site is already using port 80, I need to assign a different port number. I'm going to choose an arbitrary number. I'll just pick the number 90 and then click OK. Notice it says, "Start Web site immediately." So now the second web site is up and running.
I'm going to click on Application Pools and verify that LyndaWeb is using the .NET 4.0 framework, which it is not. So I'm going to double-click on this item and then choose .NET 4.0. That's because I'm going to be using a Silverlight application in a later demo. My web site is now configured. I can close IIS. For a more detailed look at ASP.NET deployment, check out the ASP.NET Essential Training course here on lynda.com. Be sure and watch the IIS chapter in that title to learn more about setup and configuration of ASP.NET and IIS.
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