ASP is built into IIS and available for your unlimited, free use once IIS is installed on your computer. To set up ASP, you just need to verify that IIS is installed and running on your computer.
To set up ASP:
If you're using IIS for your local Web server, check your IIS installation by opening Internet Explorer and typing the URL http://localhost.
If IIS is correctly installed, two separate ASP pages should open: Welcome to Windows XP Server Internet Services (http://localhost/localstart.asp), shown in Figure 1.7, and Microsoft Internet Information Services Documentation (http://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp), shown in Figure 1.8.