Sunday, June 03, 2007


I need to have a Notebook prepared for a demo of Community Server. I was able to install this application on a number of PC's running Windows XP and a local IIS. For some reason my Notebook hangs on serving the .aspx pages. Not only for the CS application but for all .aspx pages.
The symptoms are that after 10-20 seconds you hear an alert sound (probably some error notice) , however nothing is showed (not on screen and in the obvious log files).

The easy solution would be to reinstall XP, but that is the easy way out.

I tried a number of suggestions from the web:

- uninstalling and reinstalling IIS
- reinstalling ASP.NET v2
- run aspnet_regiis -i
- check all IIS settings
- give ASPNET account full control

Nothing works.

Alternative way:

- I installed the Cassini webserver

To my surprise Cassini worked right away. Only it has a problem with the login routine in the application, (uses Windows authentication)

Command to open Visual Studio command prompt

%comspec% /k ""C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\VC\vcvarsall.bat"" x86

Command to compile Cassini


Command to run Cassini

cassiniwebserver C:\Inetpub\CS2007_3.0.20510.895.demo\Web 8080 /cs

1 comment:

Herman said...

Another option would be to run Virtual PC and mount a Windows Server 2003 image with the required software installed (depending on the amount of available memory, of course.. though you wouldn't need too much for just Server, IIS, ASP.Net + CS.


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