This is likely old ground for some, but I thought I’d cover it again just in case. As you may know Visual Studio allows you to create a new web site on IIS. However, there are some minor steps that you need to complete before it will work appropriately.
Let’s walk through this.
- Open Visual Studio .NET 2008
- Go to File | Web Site…
- Click the Browse… button to choose a Location
- Click on the Local IIS button on the left
You’ll notice the IIS 6 Metabase and IIS Configuration Compatibility need to be
installed as well as ASP.NET. The next steps we’ll go through will enable this for
- Go to Start | Control Panel and click on the
Programs and Features applet
- Click on the Turn Windows features on or off button on the left
- From the Windows Features window, select the IIS Metabase
and IIS 6 configuration compatibility option under IIS 6 Management
Compatibility as well as ASP.NET under Application
- Click OK and wait as Windows configures the service
- Once Windows is done configuring IIS, it may ask you to restart. Click Restart
- After rebooting, you should be able to walk through steps 1-4 again and create a
Web site with the Local IIS option.
This should be all you need to do to enable Local IIS integration with VS.NET 2008.