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Use IIS Express option doesn’t appear on the context menu of a Web based Project

I wanted to use IIS express as the development server instead of Visual studio’s built in Development Server. For that I had to install Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and IIS 7.5 Express.

However in Visual Studio, I couldn’t fine the option “Use IIS Express” when I right click on the web project.



As an alternate to selecting Use IIS Express, right click on the project select Properties. In the property page select the Web Tab. Here, select Use Local IIS Web Server.

Make sure that Use IIS Express is checked.


This will ensure that the web application is starting in IIS Express.