Sometimes you just want to run a ASP.NET webpage locally, but really don't need Visual Studio also running. Like for a functional review or just to run a finished web app. On those occasions just run the "WebDev.Webserver" on its own.
Where is WebDev.Webserver.exe?
In the .Net framework 2.0 directory. Usually located here:
Note: the “#”s represent the version number, and should not be used in the path literally.
How to use it.
WebDev.Webserver.exe takes three parameters: the port, the path to the webpage source and optionally the virtual path.
WebDev.WebServer /port:<port number> /path:<physical path> [/vpath:<virtual path>]
This can be used from command prompt, but a convenient alternative is to simply create a short cut.
When running from a command prompt prefixing your command line with "start /b" will allow the command prompt to return while the sever is running.