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INTRODUCTION

You must install Microsoft ASP.NET to use the Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) features in Microsoft Expression Web. This article describes how to install ASP.NET in Microsoft Windows Server 2003, in Microsoft Windows XP Professional, and in Microsoft Windows 2000.

Note ASP.NET is supported in the following operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

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How to install ASP.NET

Windows Server 2003

On a computer that is running Windows Server 2003, ASP.NET is installed as a role on the operating system. To enable ASP.NET, use one of the following methods.
Method 1: Use the Configure Your Server Wizard
  1. Click Start, and then click Manage Your Server.
  2. In the Manage Your Server window, click Add or remove a role.
  3. In the Configure Your Server Wizard, click Next.
  4. Click the Application server (IIS, ASP.NET) server role, and then click Next.
  5. Click to select the Enable ASP.NET check box, and then click Next.
  6. Click Next again.
  7. If you are prompted, insert the Windows Server 2003 CD into the CD drive, and then click Next.
  8. When the installation is complete, click Finish.
Method 2: Use Add or Remove Programs
  1. Click Start, point to Control Panel, and then click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  3. In the Windows Components Wizard, click to select the Application Server check box under Components, and then click Details.
  4. Under Application server, click to clear the check boxes for the subcomponents that you do not require, click OK, and then click Next.
  5. If you are prompted, insert the Windows Server 2003 CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive, and then click Next.
  6. When the Windows Components Wizard has finished configuring Windows Server 2003, click Finish.
Method 3: Use IIS Manager
  1. Click Start, click Run, type inetmgr, and then click OK.
  2. In IIS Manager, expand the local computer, and then click Web Service Extensions.
  3. In the right pane, right-click ASP.NET, and then click Allow. The status of ASP.NET changes to "Allowed".

Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000

On a computer that is running Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, ASP.NET is installed with the Microsoft .NET Framework. To use ASP.NET on a computer that is running Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000, you must first install the .NET Framework.

Note Before you install the .NET Framework, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) must be installed on the computer.
How to install IIS
To install IIS in Windows XP Professional, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  4. In the Windows Components Wizard, click to select the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box in the Components box, and then click Details.
  5. Click to clear the check boxes for the IIS subcomponents that you do not require, click OK, and then click Next.
  6. If you are prompted, insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive, and then click Next.
  7. When the Windows Components Wizard has finished configuring Windows XP, click Finish.
To install IIS in Windows 2000, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
  3. Click Add/Remove Windows Components.
  4. In the Windows Components Wizard, click to select the Internet Information Services (IIS) check box in the Components box, and then click Details.
  5. Click to clear the check boxes for the IIS subcomponents that you do not require, click OK, and then click Next.
  6. If you are prompted, insert the Windows 2000 CD into the CD drive or into the DVD drive, and then click Next.
  7. When the Windows Components Wizard has finished configuring Windows 2000, click Finish.
How to install the .NET Framework
  1. Start IIS.
  2. Download Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0. To do this, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542.aspx (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/netframework/aa731542.aspx)
  3. Follow the instructions in the installation program.

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