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Once you have installed Internet Information Services on your computer, you then need to either install or link up the .NET Framework. If ASP.NET version 3.5 wasn't previously installed, you can download it and install it. Go to this website www.asp.net. On the homepage of the website, go to the Get ASP.NET - Free section and click on ASP.NET Framework. Go to Framework Version 3.5, at the time of this recording, the most recent version was SP1 or Service Pack 1 and then download the Installer. Run the Installer following all the prompts.
The process of installing the .NET Framework on Windows Vista in this fashion is exactly the same as for Windows XP. If you haven't already watched that video, watch the detailed video for installing .NET on Windows XP and you will see the steps exactly. Now if you have already installed the .NET Framework version 3.5, as part of let's say Visual Web Developer then you have one step to follow to connect the two together. Go to a command window. In Vista you can click on the Start button and then type in cmd and press Enter. From there switch to this directory, C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\ Framework\v2.0.50727. That's not a mistake.
Even though you are going to be working with Version 3.5, you actually register Version 2, and then you will have access to all of the ASP.NET components from Version 2 through the 3.5 Version that you have already installed. Now to connect the components together, type in this command, aspnet_regiis -i for install, and press Enter. And you should see the message 'Finished installing ASP.NET.' Once you have done that operation, your installation of ASP.NET 3.5 and your installation of IIS will be connected together and you will be ready for the next step deploying a website.
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