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Last post Apr 16, 2012 03:09 AM by gerrylowry
Apr 14, 2012 09:42 PM|LINK
I have asked this question in another forum, but I have not obtained I response from that asp.net forum. Thus, I thought I would ask this question in this group.
I have a setup and configure question for working with Visual studio.net 2010 professional version. I have been assigned the support of an existing C# web forms 2010 application that uses IIS 7 that needs to be compatible with IIS 6.
I would like to be able to 'step through' code on my wokstation and still be using iis instead of the default web server that comes with visual studio called casini. I would like to have this type of environment so that my development environment will
be setup to be like production as much as is possible.
Thus can you tell me and/or point me to a reference that will tell me how to install iis properly and tie the visual studio.net 2010 professional version so it is working with iis and/or probably iis express?
Apr 14, 2012 10:22 PM|LINK
Wendy, you can use iis 7.5 express edition:
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=1038 "Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.5 Express"
Read the overview at the above link.
Apr 15, 2012 10:10 PM|LINK
I need be able to test iis 7 that is compatible with iis 6. Basically the original application was written using ii6 and has not be upgraded. Thus would using IIS 7.5 meet my needs of needing to be able to work with IIS6? If not, what version of IIS express
would I need to use?
Apr 16, 2012 03:09 AM|LINK
Wendy, you may want to read the following:
2010 06 28
"Different versions of Windows also support different versions of IIS.
For example, if you are running on Windows XP you have to use the
IIS 5.1 web-server that comes with it – which doesn’t support all the
new features of IIS 7.x."
Wendy, given that iis express was introduced to support iis 7.x, you might be able to achieve your goal by not using all of the available 7.x feathures ... or you might also thry winXP and iis 5.1 ... one more alternative would be to set up a test lab environment
with iis 6.