Free IIS 8.0 Express Beta is released

We have just released IIS 8.0 Express Beta.

Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 Express Beta is a free, simple and self-contained version of IIS that is optimized for developers. IIS Express makes it easy to use the most current version of IIS to develop and test websites in development tools like Visual Studio and WebMatrix. IIS 8.0 Express Beta has all the core capabilities of IIS 8 and above as well as additional features to ease website development including:

  • It doesn't run as a service or require administrative privileges to perform most tasks
  • It works well with ASP.NET and PHP applications
  • Multiple users of IIS Express can work independently on the same computer

Read more about it here.


Comments (6)

  1. Link gives – You do not have permissions to perform the requested action.

  2. @ Mike Chaliy – Thanks for the warning, I have just fixed the link.

  3. Aviw_ says:

    It doesn't work on my system (

    It gives error without message.

  4. @ Awiw_ – Do you see any error message in the event logs?

  5. Michael Stokesbary says:

    I have successfully downloaded and installed IIS 8 Express and am excited about the fact that it runs in 64-bit mode since I have some applications that require 64-bit drivers to run. The issue I am running into is actually launching the 64-bit version of IIS 8 Express when debugging from Visual Studio since Visual Studio is only running as 32-bit. Do you know if there is a way that allows for this without manually attaching to the process (since I might as well just use full IIS if that is what is required).

  6. @Michael Stokesbary as far as I experienced there is no way to launch 64bit process from 32bit IDE.

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