Install A Windows Vista Server
IIS 7.0 is a commonly used internet web server and is included with Windows Vista, however, when you first install Vista the IIS 7 Web Server is not installed or turned on by default. The new IIS7 is the merging of ASP.NET and IIS web technologies. ASP.NET is already implemented as an ISAPI extension for IIS, but in the new IIS7, that changes. Now, HTTP pipelines, handlers, modules, XML files and more are all natively built into the server platform.
Installing IIS 7.0 creates a Web site server to which users can connect via HTTP or HTTPS protocols. For increased security IIS7 is now almost completely modular. You can use the Windows Vista Web Server to develop and modify your websites and web applications development and web design.
Installing IIS 7 Vista Web Server & ASP.NET on Windows Vista
Installing the ASP.NET with IIS 7.0 on the Windows Vista will enable ASP.NET Web applications to run as local IIS Web sites from your computer. (Note: You must have administrative privileges to install and use IIS 7.0 Vista Web Server.)
To install the IIS Server with ASP.NET on a Windows Vista machine:
In Windows Vista, open the Control Panel and then select Programs and Features.
In the left hand pane, click on Turn Windows features on or off. The Windows Features dialog wizard box will open.
Now find and check off the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box. (note: This will enable the Windows Vista Web Server)
Expand the Web Management Tools area, double click IIS 6 Management Compatibility, and then select the IIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 Configuration Compatibility check box.
Expand World Wide Web Services and click Application Development Features and then select the ASP.NET check box, and .NET Extensibility, as well as any other features that you may need enabled on your Vista server.
(note: When you create a local IIS Web site, the pages and folders for your site are stored in a folder under the default IIS folder for Web sites, which is located at LocalDrive C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\)
To make sure the IIS 7.0 Web server in Windows Vista is running & to manage it later:
In Windows Vista, click Start, right-click Computer, and then click Manage.
In the Computer Management dialog box, select Services and Applications.
Expand Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, and click the name of your Web server (note: Your computer’s name), and then click Web Sites.
Right-click Default Web Site to display a list of options available, and then click Start to enable your default Web site if it is already not.
Open an internet browser and type http://localhost/ you will see that your Vista web server is indeed up and running. (note: If something went wrong you will receive a no server found message and you should repeat the steps above.)