Shawn Weisfeld

I find when I talk to myself nobody listens. - Shawn Weisfeld
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Cannot open IIS based websites in VS.NET 2008

Problem, when creating a "Web Site" or opening a "Web Site" in VS.NET 2008 using the Local IIS option you get the following message. To Access Local IIS Web Sites, you must install the following IIS components: In addition, you must run Visual Studio in the context of...

posted @ Monday, April 12, 2010 7:26 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ IIS ]

Microsoft Web Platform Installer

While I was not able to attend PDC, Microsoft did good by the community and has provided free recordings of many of the sessions ( While this is cool and has some great content, the purpose of this blog post is to talk about the Microsoft Web Platform Installer ( This tool allows for single deployment model for all the bits and pieces needed to put together a clean PC image for a developer use (i.e. VS.NET, SQL SVR, and IIS). IMHO this is a great idea and Microsoft is only scratching the surface of what they could  do in...

posted @ Tuesday, November 4, 2008 1:39 AM | Feedback (1) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET C# IIS Microsoft VB.NET ]

Be warned aspnet_regiis might change the version of .NET on your Virtual Directories

Yesterday we ran aspnet_regiis in an effort to get WCF working on our server (see this KB article for details on that and all heck broke loose. Apparently the tool went through the websites and virtual directories on our server and change some of the ones set to .NET 1.1 to .NET 2.0. It was strange that it was only some of the directories and very frustrating to find, but it is fixed now and I thought I would share it with you all.

posted @ Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:52 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET ASP.NET IIS ]

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