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VS2003 web project setup

It has been a while I have used VS2005 and haven't touched VS2003. Now I have to inherit an ASP.NET 1.1 project built in VS2003. What I have now is VS2003 installed and a folder containing all the project files on my hard drive. What can I do to quickly create a web project from those pieces and run?
Do I need to do exactly what the previous person did to start? Please advise details to get me going. Thanks.
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Fernando Soto

8/22/2022 - Mon
Fernando Soto

Hi ksfok;

In Visual Studio 2003 you will need IIS, "Internet Information Service",  installed on the system you plan to do development on, without IIS you will not be able to create or open a project up.

Once that is done you can do the following.

1. Click on Start -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Addministrative Tools -> Internet Information Services and then double click.
2. Expand ComputerName (Local Host), Right Click on default Web Site. select New ->  Virtual Directory...
3. On the next window click on Next
4. In the Alias window give the directory a short name. For example Testing then click on Next.
5. In the next window Browse to the folder that has the project files. The click on Next.
6. Leave the next Window as is ant click on Next. Then Click on Finish.
7. In Visual Studio Click on Open project.
8. Navigate to where the actual folder where the project files are located, The directory that was selected in step 5 above.
9. Then double click on the file Testing.csproj or Testing.vbproj.
10. The project should now be configured and opened.



What about a solution with multiple projects?
Fernando Soto

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