Hosting ASP.NET pages on a Windows 2008 server requires the installation of several components, including Internet Information Service (IIS). ASP.NET pages have the extension .aspx, and they have code-behind files that are used to create dynamic pages. The two main languages for ASP.NET pages are C# and VB.NET. Regardless of the language you use, the Windows
- Step 1
Windows"Start" button and select "Administrative Tools." Click "Server Manager" in the menu to open the configuration window.
- Step 2
Click the "Add Roles" button to start the installation wizard. From the main welcome window, select "Web
server" for the type of configuration.
- Step 3
Select the following roles:
Other roles are enabled by default. Leave these options checked. Click the "Next" button.
- Step 4
Click the "Install" button at the confirmation screen. It may take several minutes for the new components to install. Click the "Finish" button after the installation.
- Step 5
Confirm the installation by navigating a web browser window to "http://localhost." If the installation was successful, the IIS welcome screen is shown.