Last post Sep 21, 2008 05:59 PM by psuphish05
Sep 21, 2008 02:52 PM|AJAXisClean|LINK
Forgive me if this turns out to be a dumb question. I am kinda new to .NET.
I recently bought a server to host a website that I am building. The server is: COMPAQ Proliant DL380 G2. It has dual PIII 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, RAID controller, reduncancy on everything except for the motherboard(which happens to have a lot of pretty lights
all over the place-haha). I successfully installed (without any issue) Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition. I have configured IIS6 and it works great. I can even see a simple website on the server from the internet.
My issue is that in IIS6 I do not see .NET 3.5 framework as an option on the dropbox for running websites on. the only ..NET frameworks that I see is: 1.1 and 2.0. when I installed .NET 35./SP1 there were no errors and it said that it had finished. There
is obviously something that I am doing wrong.
Do I need to be running IIS7?
If so, can I upgrade my IIS6 to IIS7?
And if I can upgrade my IIS6 to IIS7, where do I get IIS7?
On the .NET 3.5 download site, it says that Windows 2003 is supported.
Thanks for any ones help.
Sep 21, 2008 03:01 PM|agolden|LINK
This has caused confusion for a lot of people, but there's a good explanation here
Hope that helps.
Sep 21, 2008 03:02 PM|psuphish05|LINK
.NET 3.5 runs under the .NET 2.0 run time. Are you seeing the .NET 2.0 run time in the .NET Version drop down in IIS Manager?
Sep 21, 2008 05:03 PM|AJAXisClean|LINK
wow, thanks for the quick response time.
Yes, I do see the .NET 2.0 run time on the drop down menu of IIS6.So as I understand you correctly. If I select .NET 2.0 runtime for a website, then I will be able to fully use all .NET 3.5 capabilities including AJAX??
Sep 21, 2008 05:14 PM|AJAXisClean|LINK
thank you also for your very quick response. the explanation was great. I hope that my question with Jesse and your response will also help others starting out like me.Now I need to write up a quick AJAX app and test this out. Thanks again.
Sep 21, 2008 05:59 PM|psuphish05|LINK
No problem at all. Yeah, you'll be good to go with developing now.
Just make sure in Visual Studio that you compile the web application under .NET 3.5 if you are going to use AJAX. This will not effect anything w/IIS and having .NET 2.0 selected.