web applications

Discussion in 'MCAD' started by Guest, Nov 24, 2003.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I am a VB6 user and I just got a copy of VS.net and I've
    decided to start studying for .Net certifications,
    starting off with exam 70-305. When I try to start a new
    asp.net web application through VB.net, it asks for me to
    connect to a server. I do not know what I am supposed to
    put there, so it won't let me start with a new project. I
    tried working offline, but that option is "greyed-out"..
    Anyone have any ideas why I can't create a new project?

    Guest, Nov 24, 2003
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  2. Yes, you can't create a new project because you need a web server.

    If you're on XP Home, you're SOL, unless you want to use Cassini. On
    2000 or XP Professional, install IIS.
    General Protection Fault, Nov 24, 2003
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  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I'm sorry, I'm a little confused. I understand that I
    can't create a new project because I don't have a web
    server, but what does SQL (XP home user) have to do with
    it? Can you elaborate in detail on how I'm supposed to
    start a web application, or point me to a url? Thanks in
    Guest, Nov 24, 2003
  4. Guest

    hello Guest

    Hi Steve,

    I'm not sure what you problem is, but you might want to take a look at

    You might need to register ASP.NET on your IIS Web server by executing
    aspnet_regiis -i

    You can find aspnet_regiis.exe in
    C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 (yours might be in a slightly
    different folder).
    hello, Nov 24, 2003
  5. Guest

    David Guest

    IIS is not available on XP Home edition - If you've got XP Pro - Go to Add
    Remove Programs - Add Remove Windows Components - Select IIS. I would
    reccommend you install everything (I know you need the Front Page server
    If you still have problems try an re-install of VS.NET. You will know if
    IIS is set up properly as you should get a warning message if this isn't set
    Hope this helps,

    David W
    David, Nov 24, 2003
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    Ramon Guest

    Using File Share is an alternative to the Front Page
    server extensions method for accessing the web server.
    Ramon, Nov 24, 2003
  7. Read more closely -- I didn't say "you're SQL", I said "you're SOL",
    meaning $hit-out-of-luck.
    General Protection Fault, Nov 24, 2003
  8. I think he's missing his web server entirely.
    General Protection Fault, Nov 24, 2003
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanks everyone.. i just resolved the problem by
    installing win xp pro..
    Guest, Nov 24, 2003
  10. I hope I'm not the only one that finds that sentence -- out of context
    -- to be hilarious.
    General Protection Fault, Nov 24, 2003
  11. Guest

    Guest Guest


    I tried the below mentioned instructions. It is asking me
    to insert a XP prof SP 2 CD to install IIS. Where can I
    find this CD (it is not available with my standard
    windows XP prof OS CD)? Do I have to download microsoft
    updates in order to do this? Thanks a lot for this

    -Arch B
    Guest, Dec 2, 2003
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    Paul Robson Guest

    Hi. I have XP Pro and IIS. All I did was go to Add/Remove Programs,
    select "Windows Components" and it should be there.

    You can't install it on top of XP Home without a huge hack.
    Paul Robson, Dec 2, 2003
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