Setup VS2003 on Windows 7 & IIS 7.5 RRS feed

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  • User1000638852 posted

    So I have installed VS2003 and the FrontPage install FPSE 02 for IIS 7.5 (fpse02_IIS7_5_rtwe_ENG.msi install file).

    When I try to develop a new web project in VS2003 I get the error:

    Visual Studio .NET cannot create or open the application. The likeliest problem is that required components are not installed on the local Web server. Run Visual Studio .NET setup and add the Web Development component.

    In the VS2003 Setup, under the Add or Delete Features wizard, the Web Developement component (I only see one under Server Components) has a big red X next to its checkbox whereupon I cannot select it and install.

    What do I do now?

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:06 AM


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  • User1000638852 posted


    I Reinstalled/Repaired the VS2003 Setup.

    Now when I create a new solution and web project in VS2003, I get this error:

    The default Web access mode for this project is set to file share, but the project folder at http://LocalHost/WebApplication1 cannot be opened with the path '\\[machine name]\wwwroot$\WebAppliczation1'. The error returned was:

    Unable to open Web project 'WebAppliczation1'. The UNC share  '\\[machine name]\wwwroot$\WebAppliczation1' does not exist or you do not have access.

    What would you like to do?

    [radio button] Retry using a different file share path

       Location: [textbox reading '\\[machine name]\wwwroot$\WebAppliczation1' ]

    [radio button] Try to open the project with FrontPage Server Extensions

    [radio button] Work offline

    I do not know what to do at this point.

    If I remember correctly, VS2003 just added web projects without any configuration back in the day when Cromagnon man discovered fire, but I guess the IIS 7.5 is not doing what it expects. Can someone help me configure IIS 7.5 so that it works with newly created web projects in VS2003?

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:03 AM
  • User-1454326058 posted

    Hi jjmonty,

    What’s the result if you open the project that in your hard disk? (E.g. D:\\)

    On the other hand, I recommend that you could using the higher version of VS.


    Best Regards

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:40 AM
  • User927340759 posted


    Its seems to be IIS 7.0 Webserver is not installed.Window 7 will supports visual studio 2003 also .But  better it use higher framework 4.0

    Thank you

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:11 AM
  • User1000638852 posted

    I have to open a 1.1 app and host it in VS2003 so that I can upgrade it to 4.5.

    iis 7.5 is installed and running.

    Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:34 AM
  • User-718146471 posted

    jjmonty, VS2003 does not support .net 4.  I am not even sure it can support .net 2 for that matter.  For .NET 4 support, you have got to at least get to vs 2010 if I'm not mistaken.  Here's some more background on that: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1836410/can-i-develop-for-net-framework-4-in-visual-studio-2008  Also, vs2003 is not supported by Windows 7 directly: http://technikhil.wordpress.com/2010/01/12/visual-studio-2003-and-windows-7-can-get-along-really/ but you can make them work.  Realize support for that version is long since over. 



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