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    Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    I attempted to install Visual Studio.NET 2003 and have noted lack of success getting it to do much. on reviewing the requirements, it appears that you need Win 2K SERVER which I don't have. At any rate, when I try to creat an ASP.NET project, it says ASP.NET 1.1 is not configured on IIS. I ran the command-line program to do this, no go. In the meantime, Dreamweaver MX has stuff useful for coding in ASP.NET and code pages do indeed display in the browser (I can compare this with my old machine which, not having the Framework installed, doesn't comprehend .aspx pages).

    So...having said all that, my questions are:
    1) Does Visual Studio 2003.NET require Win 2K Server? IOW, am I SOL trying to install on Win2K Pro?
    2) Are there obvious bad things about developing ASP.NET in Dreamweaver? (I have noted there's no obvious evidence of code-behind pages when mucking with ASP.NET in Dreamweaver, but I am not even a week's time playing with Dreamweaver, having been under the thumb of FP2K for lo these many years).

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    I don't want to be forced to upgrade my OS to do some coding!

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    Re: Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    To answer your questions:
    1) No - you can develop with VS2003 on Win2000 Pro OR Server. Just be sure that you've updated to all service packs and the latest .NET Framework updates.
    2) I haven't tried .NET apps with Dreamweaver for quite some time, but I remember that it's not nearly as efficient as using VS. There are some big differences with how it builds the DLLs and how it handles managing the code. Using VS will give you the capability of employing multiple projects and the best OOAD practices. Dreamweaver can't touch this aspect!

    In the past, I've used Dreamweaver to help create and manage page designs, but used VS to handle all of the coding (which is usually 85% of the work for my projects).

    Hope this helps...

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    Re: Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    I run Visual Studio .Net 2003 on WinXP Pro, no server product at all. However, I do have IIS installed. I don't think it runs on Win2k Pro, but you can easily check the web site to determine the minimum requirements.
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    Re: Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    I was having this particular proble with VS 2003 on Win2K Pro: an error notification that IIS was not setup to run .NET 1.1. I tried running a separate install utility but no go. I am using IIS 4...the docos in the install don't mention a particular version of IIS required, just that a the target machine must have IIS/FP extenstions installed. I take this to mean 'you must be running a webserver on your box.' which I am. still, that doesn't seem to be enough. some local experts here say VS 2003 requires XP/Office 2003, which I find obnoxious but what can ya do... I don't like XP and have no desire to 'upgrade' to Office 2003. So anyway, do you know what version of IIS is required? I seem to recall IIS 6.0 is '.NET-enabled'.

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    Re: Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    You can use VS2003 with Win 2000 Pro and IIS 5

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/producti...qs/default.aspx

    It's a shame you don't like WinXP - it's far more stable and a better development environment than Win 2000.

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    Re: Developing in ASP.NET (Win2K Pro, Dreamweaver)

    thanks. i wonder why it was having problems? i guess (when I have time) I'll give it another try.

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