How to host MVC application in IIS 7.0 ?


If we are working on mvc project and if we have to share the project with our team member for testing then we can host the application in local machine IIS, then we can share the running application URL to our team member.


For this task we can do like this

Step 1: Open IIS using Inetmgr from run window

Step 2: make ensure that IIS is working fine.

Step 3: Open the VS 2010/2012/2013 and create the MVC application and make ensure that application is bugs free.

Step 4: Open the Solution explore and Select the application like this below Image


Step 5:  then select the properties of application or press Alt +Enter

You will get the screen like this, then select the Web and Server as given below screen shoot



Step 6:  Click on “Create Virtual Directory”. It will create the virtual directory in IIS 7.0.

Step 7 :  Now go to the IIS 7.0 and Do like this image  as shown below


Step 8: Click on browse option as shown as above image . You will get output running on localhost  as given below image




Now you can share the above URL to your team member for testing.


I hope it will help to somebody who has not hosted the site in IIS 7.0


If you have any suggestion or good tips related with post then fell free to post the comment.





2 thoughts on “How to host MVC application in IIS 7.0 ?

  1. Chander Rani June 13, 2014 / 7:47 am

    I tried this but i got the error and error is
    Error Summary
    HTTP Error 401.3 – Unauthorized
    You do not have permission to view this directory or page because of the access control list (ACL) configuration or encryption settings for this resource on the Web server.

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