Installing ASP.NET (IIS 6.0)
ASP.NET is supported on the Windows Server™ 2003 family, Windows 2000 (Professional, Server, and Advanced Server), and Windows XP Professional for both client and server applications.
A server running a member of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 family can be configured as an application server, with ASP.NET as an option that you can enable while configuring the application server role. To deploy ASP.NET Web applications to a production server, you must be sure to enable the ASP.NET and IIS roles on the production server before you distribute the application.
If you want to install ASP.NET on a domain controller, there are special steps you must take to make the installation work correctly. For more information, see Knowledge Base article Q315158, .
ASP.NET, along with the .NET Framework version 1.1, is installed as a part of Windows Server 2003. You simply need to add it as a new program from Control Panel or enable it by using the Configure Your Server wizard.
Note When you use the Configure Your Server wizard or the Add or Remove Programs dialog box to install ASP.NET on a server running Windows Server 2003, ASP.NET is automatically enabled in IIS Manager. However, if you install ASP.NET from a Web download or as part of an application such as Visual Studio .NET, you must enable ASP.NET manually. For instructions, see the "To enable ASP.NET in IIS Manager on a server running Windows Server 2003" procedure, later in this topic.
To install ASP.NET on a server running Windows Server 2003 using the Configure Your Server wizard
To install ASP.NET on a server running Windows Server 2003 using the Add or Remove Programs dialog box
To enable ASP.NET in IIS Manager on a server running Windows Server 2003
If your applications require ISAPI, CGI, ASP, WebDAV, or other extensions to operate, you must enable those extensions also.