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7:43 pm on Jun 26, 2007 (gmt 0)

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I'm just trying to configure IIS and ASP.net but I'm having serious troubles, not least of all because I can't find a good tutorial anywhere that goes through it step by step.

I've used server-sided scripting before, but never IIS/ASP.net, I've also got Apache runnning with PHP already, I'm hoping to run them alongside if possible without causing problems.

So far I've installed the .net framework 2, installed IIS from control pannel, installed IIS 6 manager. My biggest problem is updating IIS. At the moment I seem to have IIS 5.1 and not IIS 6. I read somewhere that the only way to get this is to have windows server 2003, which is a whole different operating system. How do I use IIS 6 in Windows XP without buying a new copy of Windows?

I've also installed ASP.net SDK.

A lot of the stuff I come across is all about turning on ASP.net in IIS by going to your computer name and then clicking on "Web service extensions". When I go to my IIS manager I don't have a "Web service extensions" option, why is this?

I knew this whole thing would be difficult and Apache, PHP and MySQL was just as difficult, perhaps more difficult than this. I just need to be pointed in the right direction at the moment.

12:13 pm on June 29, 2007 (gmt 0)

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Please could someone help me with this, no help so far. :(
6:56 pm on June 30, 2007 (gmt 0)

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In the end I discovered that the problem lay in the default page for IIS.

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For any other newbies, if you go to:

Control Pannel > administrative tools > internet information services > your computer name > web sites > default website

Here you will find the default location of your default website. By default (pun not intended) it is set to some IIS directory with privileges set up on IISStart.asp. So everytime you run this dir as your localhost directory you end up running one of these pages, in this order:

Default.htm

Default.asp

Iisstart.asp

This probably isn't the directory you want. So right click "Default Website" and go to "home directory". Change the "local path" to whatever you want and it'll move to your website dir.

If you are running Apache alongside as I am, you probably want to go to "Web Site" as well and change the default TCP port to 81 so that it's different to that of Apache (unless you have Apache on 81!).
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Well a fat load of good you lot are. There are loads of people with experience in this forum, I'm surprised that one of you thought you could help. You've probably been in the same position yourselves at some point.

 

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