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Need to set up a server that support ASP.NET

Hi

I need to set up a server that supports ASP.NET. I will have it in my home
and run on and off for demo projects. The problem is that I don't have then
money to by Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. I have tried to
install IIS but that doesn't help me at all. I have tried Apache and the
Mono projects tools which also fails. Tried Apache on both Linux and Windows
but both setups fails to support ASP.NET.

I cna create the hemepages (Webpages) using Visual Web Developer 2008 but I
can only run the Webpages started from Visual Studios the IDE that creates a
temporarilly localhost connection.

Can some one tell me how to set up a Webserver that supports ASP.NET. Do I
really need to install Windows 200x to be able to access ASP.NET.

Lars


Feb 7 '08 #1
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I need to set up a server that supports ASP.NET. I will have it in my home
and run on and off for demo projects. The problem is that I don't have
then money to by Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008. I have tried
to install IIS but that doesn't help me at all.
For XP, you need XP Pro to use IIS easily.

For Vista, I have no idea what edition you need, but I'm guessing the lesser
editions don't make managing IIS very easy.
I have tried Apache and the Mono projects tools which also fails. Tried
Apache on both Linux and Windows but both setups fails to support ASP.NET.
Apache, itself, can't run ASP.net

Mono Project is great, but, really, why bother with ASP.net if you want to
go the Open Source Route? ;0)
Can some one tell me how to set up a Webserver that supports ASP.NET. Do I
really need to install Windows 200x to be able to access ASP.NET.
For a 'real' server, then, yea, that's why MS sells Windows Server Operating
system. ;0)

That said, XP Pro should work for you. Let us know which OS you *are*
running and we can be of more help.

-Darrel
Feb 7 '08 #2
"darrel" <no*****@nowhere.comwrote in message
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For Vista, I have no idea what edition you need,
IIS7.
but I'm guessing the lesser editions don't make managing IIS very easy.
Couldn't be simpler:
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...52&q=Vista+IIS
--
Mark Rae
ASP.NET MVP
http://www.markrae.net

Feb 7 '08 #3
>For Vista, I have no idea what edition you need,
>
IIS7.
Er, I meant to say which edition of VISTA one needs to make running a web
server viable. Do all versions of Vista support IIS?

-Darrel
Feb 7 '08 #4
Doesn't help me I have tried. Using XP Pro. Can it have some thing to do
with the fact that I'm used a very old install CD for XP. Doens't even
include SP1. But of course I have installed SP1, SP2, IE7 and all
available updates. But when I add IIS to the system it asks for the XP
Install CD that I bought 2001. Doesn't help running WIndows Update either.
Do I need a newer XP Pro install CD? I do have the license.
Well, it wouldn't hurt.

What specific problem are you having? XP Pro should have IIS already
installed. At that point, you should just have to install the .net framework
and be up and running.
Maybe that's why so many use Linux as Webservers?
Well, if you're a web developer, and serious about .net, then I'd suggest
you dive in and get an MSDN subscription to all the developer apps/OSes.

IMHO, ASP.net is one of those things you either go 'all in' with or you just
don't. If you're all in, get Windows server license, Visual Studo Pro
license, MS SQL license, etc.
How do I access and edit IIS. Can I access ISS from outside a firewall
supposing I open port 80 on the firewall D-Link-604. Sure IIS is installed
and updated with .NET 1.1 but what about .NET 2.0? isn't that the latest
version. And where the *#* is it I don't see it on my Desktop, Control
Panel, Program Menu or any where.
IIS = MY COMPUTER >MANAGE >SERVICES >IIS

Asp.net frameworks show up under ADD/REMOVE SOFTWARE control panel.

-Darrel
Feb 7 '08 #5
"darrel" <no*****@nowhere.comwrote in message
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Do all versions of Vista support IIS?
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...52&q=Vista+IIS
--
Mark Rae
ASP.NET MVP
http://www.markrae.net

Feb 7 '08 #6
http://www.google.co.uk/search?sourc...52&q=Vista+IIS

Well, that really doesn't narrow it down much. ;o)

I had to click through 5 results before I finally found a mention of Windows
Editions:

"The Windows Vista Starter and Home Editions are targeted at home and
personal users who do not have the need to perform application or web
development. IIS 7 Web Server and FTP Server features are not available on
these editions."

"Vista Home Premium Edition...the majority of the IIS 7 Web Server features
required for web site development are available."

So, I guess the answer is 'no' you need at least Home Premium to run IIS?
But you still might be missing a few features?

-Darrel
Feb 7 '08 #7
Hi

"darrel" <no*****@nowhere.comskrev i meddelandet
news:eS**************@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...
>Doesn't help me I have tried. Using XP Pro. Can it have some thing to do
with the fact that I'm used a very old install CD for XP. Doens't even
include SP1. But of course I have installed SP1, SP2, IE7 and all
available updates. But when I add IIS to the system it asks for the XP
Install CD that I bought 2001. Doesn't help running WIndows Update
either. Do I need a newer XP Pro install CD? I do have the license.

Well, it wouldn't hurt.

What specific problem are you having? XP Pro should have IIS already
installed. At that point, you should just have to install the .net
framework and be up and running.
>Maybe that's why so many use Linux as Webservers?

Well, if you're a web developer, and serious about .net, then I'd suggest
you dive in and get an MSDN subscription to all the developer apps/OSes.
Just one BIG problem... Money :)
>
IMHO, ASP.net is one of those things you either go 'all in' with or you
just don't. If you're all in, get Windows server license, Visual Studo Pro
license, MS SQL license, etc.
At the moment I'm evaluating Visual Studio 2008.

As an option, I will also look into Delphi.NET since I'm used to Borlands
IDE.
>
>How do I access and edit IIS. Can I access ISS from outside a firewall
supposing I open port 80 on the firewall D-Link-604. Sure IIS is
installed and updated with .NET 1.1 but what about .NET 2.0? isn't that
the latest version. And where the *#* is it I don't see it on my
Desktop, Control Panel, Program Menu or any where.

IIS = MY COMPUTER >MANAGE >SERVICES >IIS
Tada now I can see the page http://localhost/iishelp/iis/misc/default.asp

I can start and stop IIS Admin. But how can I see where the web page is
stored.

I also managed to publish my project to the localhost but when I open
http://localhost in IE there's noting there. Does IIS 5.0 really support the
new ASP.NET 2.0 that's included un Visual Studio 2008. How do I upgrade my
IIS 5.0 to the latest version?

How do I tell IIS that the first page to look for is Default.aspx. Also when
got to see Default.aspx in my webbrowser the MasterPage Main.Master didn't
show. WHen VS 2008 fires up a temporarilly localhost it works.

Updating to .NET 1.1 as Windows Update suggested failed. Could that be
because Visual Stuidio installed .NET 2.0? .NET 2.0 works from the VS IDE.

Lars
Asp.net frameworks show up under ADD/REMOVE SOFTWARE control panel.

-Darrel


Feb 7 '08 #8
Thank you all guys for your help getting every thing working.

After uninstalling all .NET packages and Visual Studio 2008 tools then
reinstalling Visual Studio 2008 the homepage is up and running with .NET
support. Heven't tried from out side the net yet. Will do that to morrow.

Lars
Feb 8 '08 #9

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