How to Install IIS7 on Windows XP

Ever since IIS7 shipped in Vista I’ve been asked the question: how can I install it on Windows XP?  Until now, that hasn’t been possible.  With the recent release of WebMatrix, you can now install IIS Developer Express – which is based on the latest IIS7x codebase - on any supported Windows operating system including Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1+, Windows XP SP3+, Windows Server 2003 SP2+, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2. 

IIS Developer Express supports all of the latest IIS7 modules, including URL Rewrite, FastCGI, etc.  It support Classic ASP, PHP and of course ASP.NET development, including integrated pipeline. 

WebMatrix provides more than just the IIS7x Web server, it also includes a lightweight tool for Web development, an embedded database, built-in SEO reporting and optimization and the new simplified syntax – Razor - for building ASP.NET Web pages

For more information on how to get started with WebMatrix, visit the Learn page, read about top Features, and get oriented with the new Workspaces inside the tool.  Then Download WebMatrix today and try it out!


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