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Installing VSeWSS 1.3

I’ve seen a few questions asking how to install VSeWSS 1.3.  This post walks you through it.

First, download VSeWSS 1.3.  The February 2009 CTP is available here.  Once you’ve downloaded it, run the executable.

Once the installer is running, you are greeted with the welcome page.

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Click next.  Then you’ll see the EULA page.

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Select the checkbox and click next.  Then you are prompted with the install directory.  I left the default.  Click next.

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Click next.

Here’s the screen that causes questions. 

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The installer needs to create a web site to host a WCF service.  That WCF web service needs administrative privileges because it will be performing administrative tasks.  The application for the web service will be created for you, but the installer needs you to specify an IIS application pool that is running as a user in the local Administrators group.  By default, the installer will choose the same application pool that Central Administration uses.  Since this is going to be used on a development server (you wouldn’t install VSeWSS on a production box), it’s probably OK to accept the defaults and just hit “Next”.

Finally, you will see a screen to start the installation.

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Click “Install”.

After a few seconds you should see the screen update…

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If you’re patient, you should see the Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy screen at the end of the rainbow.

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