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How to create Setup project in Visual Studio 2008 to deploy web application in IIS?

If we did any web application development and if it works perfectly then we have to prepare setup file to deploy same web application in IIS by execute setup files.

Steps to create Setup file for web application.

Step1: Open visual studio -à Create new Project and open Default.aspx page and write code as given below.

<html xmlns="">

<head runat="server">

<title>Example to Create Setup Files</title>



<form id="form1" runat="server">


<table width="100%">



<h1>This is test project.</h1>








Now run application and output will be like this.


Step 2: Now Project is ready with sample page and add new project. (Go to File ---> Add ---> New Project)


Step3: Click on New Project another window will open. Now Select Other Project Types ---> Setup and Deployment ---> Web Setup Project ---> once we select Web Setup project give a name and click OK


Setp4: Now setup project has added to application as given below.


Step5: After add setup project open Solution Explorer ---> Right click on Setup project ---> Add --->Project Output


Step6: Click on Project Output it will open another window to select required output files in that window select Primary Output and Content Files then click OK


Step7: Here we selected two options. Primary Output and Content Files because if we add Primary Output it will add only files which are in bin folder and if we select Content Files option then it will include .aspx files and web.config file to setup file.


Step 8: Now click on rebuild solution file and it will be shown as given below and message will be build successful.


Step 9: We can rebuild setup file as given below once rebuild is completed then we have to go to project folder. We will find setup file. Now setup file is ready to use.


Step 10: We can run setup file directly from that folder or right click on setup project in visual studio and select Install.


Step 11: Click on Install it will display welcome wizard.


Step 12:Now click next in next screen we will see options Site, Virtual Directory and Application Pool fill these options and click Next button


Step 13: In next screen it will display Confirm Installation you need to click Next


Step 14: Whenever we click on Next button that will start installation process in next screen like this


Step 15: Once installation process completed then that will display installation completed successfully window 


Step 16: Now open your IIS by type “inetmgr” in Run and check your IIS if that contain our installed application or not


Step 17: Now your site is ready you can browse from IIS that will display output. 

Step 18: Here we can uninstall this application easily for that Go to Setup project in visual studio Right click on it and you will find option Uninstall

Step 19: Second way Go to Control Panel ---> programs --->Uninstall Program ---> Add or Remove Programs --->select your installed sample right click on it and select uninstall

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