asp.net c# - A default document is not configured for the requested URL

I am following an asp.net tutorial. I am getting errors (please see the attached image).

Question: Can I view this sample site without IIS? If so, please give me some direction to do this.

Thank you
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAsked:
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
First, you have posted this in the wrong topic area.

Second, the error indicates that you miss a default page to open, like index.html or default.html or -.asp
This you can add, or you can modify the list of default page names at the web server.

Third, IIS is the preferred server engine for running asp. I wouldn't recommend - indeed not during a tutorial experience - to use anything else.

/gustav
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Now, I am getting: "ExecuteReader: Connection property has not been initialized." at line 19 (SqlDataReader rdr = cmd.ExecuteReader();).
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;
using System.Configuration;
using System.Data.SqlClient;

public partial class WebForm1 : System.Web.UI.Page
{
    protected void Page_Load(object sender, EventArgs e)
    {
        string cs = ConfigurationManager.ConnectionStrings["StudentDB"].ConnectionString;
        SqlConnection con = new SqlConnection(cs);
        SqlCommand cmd = new SqlCommand("Select ID, FirstName, LastName, Gender FROM Students WHERE Gender='Male'");
        List<Student> listStudents = new List<Student>();
        con.Open();
        SqlDataReader rdr = cmd.ExecuteReader();
        while (rdr.Read())
        {
            Student student = new Student();
            student.ID = Convert.ToInt32(rdr["ID"]);
            student.FirstName = rdr["FirstName"].ToString();
            student.LastName = rdr["LastName"].ToString();
            student.Gender = rdr["Gender"].ToString();

            listStudents.Add(student);
        }
        con.Close();
        GridView1.DataSource = listStudents;
        GridView1.DataBind();

    }
}
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<?xml version="1.0"?>
<!--
  For more information on how to configure your ASP.NET application, please visit
  Data Source=USER-PC;Initial Catalog=ROD_July18;Integrated Security=True
  Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS12;Initial Catalog=MME_Sample; Integrated Security=True
  http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=169433
  -->
<configuration>
  <connectionStrings>
    <add name="StudentDB" connectionString="Data Source=.\SQLEXPRESS12;Initial Catalog=MME_Sample; Integrated Security=True" providerName="System.Data.SqlClient"/>
  </connectionStrings>
  <system.web>
    <compilation debug="true" targetFramework="4.5"/>
    <httpRuntime targetFramework="4.5"/>
  </system.web>
</configuration>

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Sorry for the wrong TA.

re:> Third, IIS is the preferred server engine for running asp.

Once using IIS with vs2008, I had to activate IIS and I messed it. The problem was I didn't do SQL Server installation, vs installation, and IIS activation in the correct order. That is why I was trying to stay away from it.

But now, it seems with vs2010 or vs2012, it possibly configures and activates IIS automatically. Any comment on this will be greatly appreciated.

Mike
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Gustav BrockCIOCommented:
Uh Mike, SqlCommand and the like is not my strong area. I always use the DataTableAdapters or other class wrappers with strong typing.

Perhaps you should add the ASP TA?

/gustav
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Mike EghtebasDatabase and Application DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank you.
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