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I'm having a problem with IIS on Windows 7. When I try to access http://localhost, I am getting a "page can not be displayed" error.

Please tell me what I need to do to run IIS. I'm using IIS default that comes with Windows 7.

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Did you start the service? – nathanvda Feb 25 '11 at 8:19
Note that IIS does not exist on Windows Home Edition. – Jakob Christensen Feb 25 '11 at 8:23

IIS doesn't get installed as default on Windows 7. You need to go into add/remove features and add it.

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This is correct. Note that if you're running the Home edition, IIS is not included. You might try IIS Express instead. – Cody Gray Feb 25 '11 at 8:26

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