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I think I recall that Personal Web Server was discontinued and as I recall IIS only runs on Server versions (NT-derivatives) of the OS.
How can I get a dev environment setup on my laptop to do this project?
"Internet Information Services" are only available on Widows XP professional and not any other version.
On the professional it is set to be off by default.
control panel>Admin. tools>Internet information services
The rest should be intuitive but wouldn't hurt to Google for the exact procedure, especially safety wise.
Does anyone know what M$ got rid of PWS? An upgrade to Professional not only seems like overkill but as I recall, I can't upgrade from a person to a pro version, correct? Two completely different architectures I believe? Sounds like a lot of work just to setup a dev environment.
Does the IIS replicator work well? Does it support .net or just older ASP/COM?
I've also run iisemulator... these both work.
Keep in mind that one or both do not handle Application("variables"). I don't remember which though.
The buyonica solution is defunct and no longer available. ChiliSoft is expensive but even still, its solution as well as SourceForge's solutions are both for Linux only.
That seems to exhaust the solutions I know of.
Does anyone know of any other solutions?