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# Monday, April 17, 2006

I've been running XP 64 on my new box for a few weeks now, but I've managed to get by thus far without tweaking IIS much.  I was pleasantly surprised when something wasn't working that required the ASP.NET process identity to have write access (dasBlog).  I immediately went to the dir and added ASPNET w/ modify perms on the dir and still got the permission denied error.  So I went back into IIS and lo and behold, it was running IIS 6.  Too cool!

Of course, you may be wondering how I managed to overlook this fact for so long.  It is because I just assumed that it was just running the IIS 6 Manager client.  I usually install that on my XP boxes because I like the updated interface, and it allows me to connect to 2003 IIS servers.  So it didn't phase me at all to see the IIS 6 client.  Somehow I managed to get by without noticing that it was in fact running IIS 6. 

So I just changed the user with write access to Network Service and voila!  Pretty snazzy.  The point is to let you know that if you want IIS 6 with XP, one option is to go out and buy 64 bit machine and run Windows XP 64 on it.  :)  I can tell you that it has a few quirks, but most of them you can work around.  I've not had to boot to my 32bit dual boot at all.  So if you're in the market for a new machine, you should definitely consider 64 bit.

Monday, April 17, 2006 2:44:37 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #    Disclaimer  |  Comments [2]  | 
Monday, April 17, 2006 3:29:44 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
Wow. Full IIS 6, or the crippled (single site only) version?

(thought that's not as big of a dev/testing deal for me know as it once was with the ol' ASP.NET 2.0 Web Site Here (which is great for testing...)

Monday, April 17, 2006 7:10:47 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
It seems to only allow one site (there's no New Web Site option on the Web Sites node).
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