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  1. #1
    max caber Guest

    VS.NET on XP Home


    I just purchased a new laptop, and it has the XP Home addition. I installed
    VS.NET Beta2, and it claimed that all was fine until I tried to create an
    ASP application. I got the error, could not connect to web server, even
    though it claimed that Front Page Server Extensions were installed.
    Is there any way that I can install IIS or some version of on XP Home addition?

    I just spent $1400 on this new Toshiba, 1GigHZ, 256MB RAM laptop for visual
    studio development, but when I go to control panel to install a "Windows
    Application" there is no option to install a web server.
    Please help me. The Madonna tunes that play in the back ground as the wizard
    prompts, "What would you like to do next?" are driving me to drinking!
    The fact that I can write a web server in less then 30 lines of Java code,
    or download a number of free, open source web servers, but I can't install
    a version of IIS on the latest MS OS is driving me to the hard booze cabnet.

  2. #2
    max caber Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home


    Bob <rainsleyno@bodyspamsolutions.com> wrote:
    "Perhaps the word "Home" in the name of the operating system should clue
    you in:-)"

    Some of us work at home, or take work home with us.

    .NET is a step forward, because any machine with a .NET runtime should be
    able to run any .NET application. But if the .NET runtime depends on an
    application that the OS will not allow you to install (without purchasing
    and reinstalling a more expensive version of the OS), then I hope and pray
    for an open source version of .NET.
    Max


  3. #3
    Bob Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    In article <3bde6110@news.devx.com>, maxcaber@yahoo.com says...
    >
    > I just purchased a new laptop, and it has the XP Home addition. I installed
    > VS.NET Beta2, and it claimed that all was fine until I tried to create an
    > ASP application. I got the error, could not connect to web server, even
    > though it claimed that Front Page Server Extensions were installed.
    > Is there any way that I can install IIS or some version of on XP Home addition?
    >
    > I just spent $1400 on this new Toshiba, 1GigHZ, 256MB RAM laptop for visual
    > studio development, but when I go to control panel to install a "Windows
    > Application" there is no option to install a web server.
    > Please help me. The Madonna tunes that play in the back ground as the wizard
    > prompts, "What would you like to do next?" are driving me to drinking!
    > The fact that I can write a web server in less then 30 lines of Java code,
    > or download a number of free, open source web servers, but I can't install
    > a version of IIS on the latest MS OS is driving me to the hard booze cabnet.
    >

    Max,

    Perhaps the word "Home" in the name of the operating system should clue you
    in:-)

    Bob

  4. #4
    Ian Drake Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home



    >.NET is a step forward, because any machine with a .NET runtime should be
    >able to run any .NET application. But if the .NET runtime depends on an
    >application that the OS will not allow you to install (without purchasing
    >and reinstalling a more expensive version of the OS), then I hope and pray
    >for an open source version of .NET.
    >Max
    >


    Max,

    Separate application development, application hosting and application usage.
    The tools needed to develop ASP.NET solutions is VS.NET (or just a text
    editor) and IIS 5+, you must have IIS5+ and the .NET runtime installed to
    host an ASP.NET application, and you must have a WEB BROWSER to use a ASP.NET
    application. It does suck for you that XP Home doesnít have IIS available
    to it, but I donít think that should reflect poorly on .NET. The real issue
    is that you have the wrong OS for local ASP.NET development, and not that
    you can use an ASP.NET application.
    Look into getting an ASP.NET account at one of the many web-hosting companies
    that offer it. The may even let you do remote debugging!

    good luck,
    Ian Drake

  5. #5
    Matt Griffith Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    On 30 Oct 2001 00:13:04 -0700, max caber <maxcaber@yahoo.com> said...

    Max,

    > Is there any way that I can install IIS or some version of on XP Home addition?


    <quote>
    Q: I was running a personal Web server before I installed Windows XP
    Home Edition. I can't find it now. Where is it?

    A: Windows XP Home Edition does not include Internet Information Server
    (IIS), and IIS cannot run on this version of Windows. To run a personal
    Web server, you must use WIndows XP Professional as your operating
    system.
    </quote>

    From:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/h...gstarted/guide
    /setupqanda.asp

    Matt Griffith

  6. #6
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    > But if the .NET runtime depends on an application that
    > the OS will not allow you to install...


    Max: The .NET runtime does not depend on IIS; ASP.NET does. It makes sense
    to me that if you want to run a Web server, you must install Win2K or WinXP
    Professional.
    ---
    Phil Weber



  7. #7
    Bob Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    In article <3bdecb13$1@news.devx.com>, maxcaber@yahoo.com says...
    >
    > Bob <rainsleyno@bodyspamsolutions.com> wrote:
    > "Perhaps the word "Home" in the name of the operating system should clue
    > you in:-)"
    >
    > Some of us work at home, or take work home with us.


    That's why I'm running Win2K Pro at home, not WinME.
    >
    > NET is a step forward, because any machine with a .NET runtime should be
    > able to run any .NET application. But if the .NET runtime depends on an
    > application that the OS will not allow you to install (without purchasing
    > and reinstalling a more expensive version of the OS), then I hope and pray
    > for an open source version of .NET.
    > Max


    You're trying to do Pro work on a Home O/S. It won't work any better than
    trying to transport 7 people in a subcompact. It's the wrong tool for the
    job.

    Bob

  8. #8
    Mike Mitchell Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    On Tue, 30 Oct 2001 10:48:49 -0600, Bob
    <rainsleyno@bodyspamsolutions.com> wrote:

    >You're trying to do Pro work on a Home O/S. It won't work any better than
    >trying to transport 7 people in a subcompact. It's the wrong tool for the
    >job.


    Not if they're dwarves.

    MM

  9. #9
    John Butler Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home


    "Matt Griffith" <griffordson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:MPG.164888e6ab707555989686@news.devx.com...
    > A: Windows XP Home Edition does not include Internet Information Server
    > (IIS), and IIS cannot run on this version of Windows. To run a personal
    > Web server, you must use WIndows XP Professional as your operating
    > system.
    > </quote>


    Geez...one step forward, three steps back...

    rgds
    John Butler




  10. #10
    Matt Griffith Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    On Fri, 2 Nov 2001 23:25:26 -0000, John Butler
    <jrbutler@nospambtclick.com> said...

    John,

    > Geez...one step forward, three steps back...


    Why? I would never develop a consumer application that required IIS so
    this doesn't effect who I can distribute my applications to. I can use
    XP Home on my development machine. I just can't run IIS. That means I'd
    need to connect to a machine that can. Not a big deal.

    There are a lot of reasons I would not use XP Home. Here's a short list:

    Can't join a domain
    Doesn't support NTFS access control
    No offline files and folders
    No SMP
    No Remote Desktop

    Those additional features justify the additional cost of XP Pro. But
    most XP Home users will never miss any of them. They will be too busy
    wondering what they did before they had XP's reliability and
    performance.

    Matt Griffith

  11. #11
    Mike Mitchell Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    On Fri, 2 Nov 2001 19:46:38 -0600, Matt Griffith
    <griffordson@hotmail.com> wrote:

    >There are a lot of reasons I would not use XP Home. Here's a short list:


    Wouldn't be surprised if all those are in XP Home, but disabled.
    Remember the IBM engineer who would pop by, remove a link, and bingo!
    Your Pinto becomes a Maverick!

    MM

  12. #12
    Matt Griffith Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    On Sat, 03 Nov 2001 13:14:52 GMT, Mike Mitchell <kylix_is@hotmail.com>
    said...

    > Wouldn't be surprised if all those are in XP Home, but disabled.
    > Remember the IBM engineer who would pop by, remove a link, and bingo!
    > Your Pinto becomes a Maverick!


    Mike,

    They could be. But I doubt it. There is no technical reason why they
    couldn't work on XP Home. But there are very good business reasons for
    Microsoft to leave them out.

    As far as I know, no one ever got around the 10 connection limit that
    was added to NT 4 Workstation and that was *****ed about by many.

    Matt Griffith

  13. #13
    Who Cared? Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home



    Does MichaelCulleyOS (tm) offer a better UI?
    Those kindergarten students sure learned Alpha blending quickly.

    "Michael Culley" <mike@vbdotcom.com> wrote:
    >> Geez...one step forward, three steps back...

    >
    >Alot of steps back - the UI looks like it was built by kindergarten
    >students!
    >
    >--
    >Michael Culley
    >www.vbdotcom.com
    >
    >
    >"John Butler" <jrbutler@nospambtclick.com> wrote in message
    >news:3be31b12@147.208.176.211...
    >>
    >> "Matt Griffith" <griffordson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    >> news:MPG.164888e6ab707555989686@news.devx.com...
    >> > A: Windows XP Home Edition does not include Internet Information Server
    >> > (IIS), and IIS cannot run on this version of Windows. To run a personal
    >> > Web server, you must use WIndows XP Professional as your operating
    >> > system.
    >> > </quote>

    >>
    >> Geez...one step forward, three steps back...
    >>
    >> rgds
    >> John Butler
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    >



  14. #14
    Michael Culley Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    > Geez...one step forward, three steps back...

    Alot of steps back - the UI looks like it was built by kindergarten
    students!

    --
    Michael Culley
    www.vbdotcom.com


    "John Butler" <jrbutler@nospambtclick.com> wrote in message
    news:3be31b12@147.208.176.211...
    >
    > "Matt Griffith" <griffordson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > news:MPG.164888e6ab707555989686@news.devx.com...
    > > A: Windows XP Home Edition does not include Internet Information Server
    > > (IIS), and IIS cannot run on this version of Windows. To run a personal
    > > Web server, you must use WIndows XP Professional as your operating
    > > system.
    > > </quote>

    >
    > Geez...one step forward, three steps back...
    >
    > rgds
    > John Butler
    >
    >
    >




  15. #15
    Michael Culley Guest

    Re: VS.NET on XP Home

    So now you have to write your own OS to criticise one? Thats going to stuff
    up alot of people here who haven't written a programming language.

    I'm really curious as to why you took this so personally.

    Why don't you use your real name?

    --
    Michael Culley
    www.vbdotcom.com


    "Who Cared?" <whocared@home.net> wrote in message
    news:3be9a6ae$1@147.208.176.211...
    >
    >
    > Does MichaelCulleyOS (tm) offer a better UI?
    > Those kindergarten students sure learned Alpha blending quickly.
    >
    > "Michael Culley" <mike@vbdotcom.com> wrote:
    > >> Geez...one step forward, three steps back...

    > >
    > >Alot of steps back - the UI looks like it was built by kindergarten
    > >students!
    > >
    > >--
    > >Michael Culley
    > >www.vbdotcom.com
    > >
    > >
    > >"John Butler" <jrbutler@nospambtclick.com> wrote in message
    > >news:3be31b12@147.208.176.211...
    > >>
    > >> "Matt Griffith" <griffordson@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:MPG.164888e6ab707555989686@news.devx.com...
    > >> > A: Windows XP Home Edition does not include Internet Information

    Server
    > >> > (IIS), and IIS cannot run on this version of Windows. To run a

    personal
    > >> > Web server, you must use WIndows XP Professional as your operating
    > >> > system.
    > >> > </quote>
    > >>
    > >> Geez...one step forward, three steps back...
    > >>
    > >> rgds
    > >> John Butler
    > >>
    > >>
    > >>

    > >
    > >

    >




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