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  • I am in the process of trying to learn ASP.NET on my own without spending much on infrastructure. I believe ASP.NET go hand in hand with a Web Server such as IIS. I have Visual Studio 2008 running on Vista Premium. I want to make my study environment as close to reality as possible so I intend to use a second PC as the Web Server. Do I need to buy Windows Web Server (WWS) 2008? If I install WWS on a second PC, do I still need to install an operating system such as Windows 7 on the same PC or will WWS serve the purpose of the OS as well?

    Thanks for your assistance

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010 6:40 AM

Answers

  • No,
     
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 can have IIS installed as features of the
    operating system, but I have found that there are sometimes issues with
    using some of the command line tools to manage IIS. If you go the WWS
    route, that is a full OS, so you will not need to license additional
    Vista/7 copies.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Friday, June 25, 2010 3:21 AM
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:46 PM

All replies

  • No,
     
    Windows Vista and Windows 7 can have IIS installed as features of the
    operating system, but I have found that there are sometimes issues with
    using some of the command line tools to manage IIS. If you go the WWS
    route, that is a full OS, so you will not need to license additional
    Vista/7 copies.
     

    -- Mike Burr
    • Marked as answer by Tim Quan Friday, June 25, 2010 3:21 AM
    Thursday, June 17, 2010 3:46 PM
  • Thank you Mike. Have a good day!
    Friday, June 18, 2010 12:08 AM
  • On July 1st  we will be making Windows Server 2008 R2 Web Technologies forum read only. After receiving a lot of feedback from the community, it was decided that this forum is a duplication and therefore redundant of the Official Microsoft IIS Forums. So, until July 1st, we will start asking customers to redirect their questions to the Official Microsoft IIS Forums Forum.

     

    Please post a reply to the announcement thread if you have any feedback on this decision or the process. You can also email WSSDComm@microsoft.com.

    Friday, June 25, 2010 8:05 AM