Then I remembered an issue I had when developing the hands on labs. Lab 2 – Addressability uses the IIS7 URL rewrite module. This module when installed does a number of things and one of them is to install an ASP.NET hotfix. Currently the hotfix setup fails because Windows 7 is missing some part of .NET 3.5 SP1 that it requires. Some people on the web have found ways to trick the installer into getting past this, I tried the tricks and though the installer completed, the URL rewrite module still didn’t work so I don’t recommend trying this.
For now, run through lab 2 using Vista or Windows Server 2008. You will notice the screenshots in the lab came from Windows Server 2008. Ultimately the URL Rewrite install problem will be fixed as Windows 7 gets closer to RC. I installed the latest build on Friday and I tried installing it again just now and I can tell you that the problem still exists.