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  • Peace be upon you all,
    Hi All,
    First of all I'm a newbie so I'm sorry if my question is stupid.
    I just want to ask if VS 2005 works fine on Win XP Home Edition? If so what about the IIS?
    *** IIS isn't in the Add/Remove Components on the Windows XP Home Edition...
    Thanks for your help

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 11:09 AM

Answers

  • You couldn't use VS2003 on XP home because it required IIS. VS2005 however has it's own 'build-in' web server that is uses to run ASP applications from the IDE

    According to the system requirement for VS2005, you can run it on XP Home SP2. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/readme/

    For all microsoft products, you can find the System requirement on the ms website (might take some searching though )

    Regards,

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:00 PM
  • IIS is NOT available on Windows XP Home therefore you cannot create ASP.NET applications. Everything else will work fine except for ASP.NET
    Thursday, September 28, 2006 5:15 PM

All replies

  • You couldn't use VS2003 on XP home because it required IIS. VS2005 however has it's own 'build-in' web server that is uses to run ASP applications from the IDE

    According to the system requirement for VS2005, you can run it on XP Home SP2. See http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/support/readme/

    For all microsoft products, you can find the System requirement on the ms website (might take some searching though )

    Regards,

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 12:00 PM
  • Thanks a lot for your useful help.

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:02 PM
  • Could you please mark the reply as 'answer' so the thread will appear as 'asnwered' to other users.

    Thanks,

    Thursday, September 28, 2006 1:34 PM
  • IIS is NOT available on Windows XP Home therefore you cannot create ASP.NET applications. Everything else will work fine except for ASP.NET
    Thursday, September 28, 2006 5:15 PM
  •  ahmedilyas wrote:
    IIS is NOT available on Windows XP Home therefore you cannot create ASP.NET applications. Everything else will work fine except for ASP.NET

    This is true for ASP.NET 1.x, but ASP 2.0 can use the build in Development Server of Visual Studio 2005 as stated in the ASP.NET 2.0 FAQ at http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/asp.net/aa336670.aspx

    Do I need IIS to run Web applications?
    If you are using Visual Studio, you can use the ASP.NET Development Server built into Visual Studio to test your pages. The server functions as a local Web server, running ASP.NET Web pages in a manner virtually identical to how they run in IIS. To deploy a Web application, you need to copy it to a computer running IIS version 5 or 6.

     

    Just to be complete (after all, the question was about VS 2005)

    Friday, September 29, 2006 6:00 AM