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I had IIS 5.1 and just installed IIS 7.5

But when I go to adminstrative tools > internet information services, I see my computer name and under version it says IIS 5.1. I tried disconnect and connect but no luck.

Anyone knows how to use my new IIS?

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What OS did you install it on? – Ray Cheng Feb 10 '13 at 7:15
On Windows XP . – user197089 Feb 10 '13 at 7:55
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You installed IIS 7.5 Express, the full IIS 7.5 only runs on Windows 7 / Windows Server 2008R2.

IIS Express does not have a user interface nor any entries in your start menu. You usually use it from within Visual Studio or Web Matrix.

There are some third party tools that add a UI to it, CodePlex has some.

The files are in:

C:\Program Files\IIS Express

and the configuration for your sites is stored in:


On XP this path looks a bit different

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