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Monday, September 25, 2006

Using IIS7 on Vista with VS 2005 .NET

A few people have pinged me over the last week asking about how to use VS 2005 with an IIS 7.0 web-site on Windows Vista.  Specifically, they've run into an issue where they see a dialog message asking them to install the FrontPage Server Extensions, or they get a "You must be a member of the administrators group" message when they try to connect (see dialog below):

 

Note that this is needed even if your user is already in the administrators group if you have UAC enabled (which is on by default with Vista).  If you disable UAC (which you can also do via the control panel), then this second step isn't required.  Running VS 2005 with "elevated" privledges won't be required if you use the built-in VS 2005 Web-Server (since it has reduced privledges already).  It is only required when connecting and running/debugging with IIS locally.

Using IIS7 on Vista with VS 2005 .NET

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