Determine if your operating system supports building and running ASP.NET applications.
Ensure that Internet Information Services is installed and running.
Install Microsoft .NET Framework and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET.
Install the Pubs sample database for access through MSDE.
Edit the system path for easier access to tools used in this book.
To create ASP.NET applications using the Visual Studio .NET development environment, you need to install both the .NET Framework and the Visual Studio .NET software on a supported platform.