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How to setup IIS to run my Visual Studio 2008 ASP.NET development project?

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I've been testing my project in the asp.net development studio site, but I want to integrate windows security (and eventually I want to use IIS to host the pages), so I've tried to install IIS on my XP box to host my site..  But when I erase the default files in the IIS web site inetpub\wwwroot folder, and replace with my vs2008 project folder files in there, it gives me the attached error in the application event log when I try to access the site..  

I DID make sure to replace permissions on all of the child items in the wwwroot folder to reflect IIS/ASP service account permissions necessary to access them.  



Failed to initialize the AppDomain:/LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT
 
Exception: System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException
 
Message: Exception of type 'System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException' was thrown.
 
StackTrace:    at System.Web.Configuration.ErrorRuntimeConfig.ErrorConfigRecord.System.Configuration.Internal.IInternalConfigRecord.GetLkgSection(String configKey)
   at System.Web.Configuration.RuntimeConfigLKG.GetSectionObject(String sectionName)
   at System.Web.Configuration.RuntimeConfig.GetSection(String sectionName, Type type, ResultsIndex index)
   at System.Web.Configuration.RuntimeConfig.get_HostingEnvironment()
   at System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.StartMonitoringForIdleTimeout()
   at System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)
   at System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.Initialize(ApplicationManager appManager, IApplicationHost appHost, IConfigMapPathFactory configMapPathFactory, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)
   at System.Web.Hosting.ApplicationManager.CreateAppDomainWithHostingEnvironment(String appId, IApplicationHost appHost, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)
   at System.Web.Hosting.ApplicationManager.CreateAppDomainWithHostingEnvironmentAndReportErrors(String appId, IApplicationHost appHost, HostingEnvironmentParameters hostingParameters)

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Go into the IIS manager, right click your site or virtual directory and select properties.

Go to the asp.net tab and select the 2.0 version.  It's probably running under 1.x and there are new things in a 2.0 (or 3.5) config.
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I had already done that.. (control panel -> admin tools -> comp management -> IIS properties on default web site -> asp.net tab -> selected version 2.0.whateva)

For whatever reason it wasn't working.  What I did to correct it was this...

command prompt ->
C:\windows\microsoft.net\framework\<version 2.0.whateva folder>\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

Which reinstalled IIS for asp.net

Additionally..  VS2008 does some crazy stuff compiling assembly info for asp.net projects, and you cant just copy the project folder to another path and expect it to work.  The easiest way for me to get it to work properly in my wwwroot folder was to 'publish' it to that folder from vs2008's publish site tool.
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"Comp Management"??  I assume you mean the IIS manager?

VS2008 doesn't do any crazy stuff compiling the assembly unless you did a "Web Application Project" in which case the code behind is compiled into a dll.  If this is a regular website, publishing it isn't necessary.

In any case it sounds it sounds like you fixed it.
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