[…]The .NET Framework 2.0 comes with a built-in webserver, based on the old Cassini web server. So I wanted to be able to easily set up any directory to have its contents served up on an as-needed basis. The result is an addition to the Windows Explorer right-click menu…[Robert McLaws]

Chris Fraizer wrote it thgether in a small app.

Here is my version with a few modifications:

using System;
using System.IO;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Diagnostics;
using System.Windows.Forms;
using System.Text;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
namespace WebServerHere
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            if (args.Length >= 1)
                string _path;
                string _command =
                StringBuilder _commandArgs = new StringBuilder();
                Random _r = new Random();
                string _port = _r.Next(1024, 9000).ToString();
                if (args.Length == 2)
                    _port = args[1];

                //grab the original path
                _path = args[0]; 

                _commandArgs.Append(" /path:\"");
                _commandArgs.Append(" /port:");
                _commandArgs.Append(" /vpath: \"/");
                    _path.LastIndexOf('\\') + 1));

                ProcessStartInfo _info =
                    new ProcessStartInfo();
                _info.Arguments = _commandArgs.ToString();
                _info.CreateNoWindow = true;
                _info.FileName = _command;
                _info.UseShellExecute = false;
                _info.WorkingDirectory =
                    _command.Substring(0, _command.LastIndexOf('\\'));


                using (Control _c = new Control())
                    Help.ShowHelp(_c, "http://localhost:" + _port + "/");
                MessageBox.Show("Usage:\n\tWebServerHere.exe <path> [port]",
                    "WebServerHere", MessageBoxButtons.OK,

And the Non-Admin installation reg-file:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_Current_User\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\VS2005 WebServer]  
@="ASP.NET 2.0 Web Server Here"

[HKEY_Current_User\SOFTWARE\Classes\Folder\shell\VS2005 WebServer\command]  
@="\"%SystemRoot%\\System32\\WebServerHere.exe\" %1"