Using Visual Studio 2008 with IIS 7

In order to develop .NET applications with Visual Studio in an IIS 7 environment you need to complete several steps.

  • Install IIS 7 on the Web Server, then the Development pc
  • Add the .NET and ASP role services on the Web Server and Development pc
  • Add the IIS 6.0 Metabase Compatability on the Web Server and Development pc
  • Install Visual Studio on the Web Server and Development pc
  • Install the Visual Studio debugger on the Web Server and Development pc

Sounds easy, doesn’t it? This document will help.