RTFM: You must Enable Internet Information Services 7.0 with ASP.net (Windows Azure)

I'm trying out the Windows Azure SDK, and after downloading the WindowsAzureSDK-x64.msi file, I was greeted with an error message:

Now, I was puzzled a little bit, because I had IIS 7.0 and .net 3.5 SP1 installed, but it turned out to be a RTFM Mistake. From the Release Notes:

Windows Vista

  1. From the Start menu, choose Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features.
  2. Click Turn Windows Features On or Off.
  3. Under Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0, select Windows Communication Foundation HTTP Activation.
  4. Under Internet Information Services, expand World Wide Web Services.
  5. Under Application Development Features, select ASP.NET.
  6. Under Common HTTP Features, choose Static Content.
  7. Install the selected features.

Of course, I was missing both options. Installing both caused the Azure SDK to install perfectly fine.

Comments (7)

RichardDecember 30th, 2008 at 15:25

Thanks for putting this up - exactly what I was looking for.

MoFebruary 17th, 2009 at 16:09

me too. gracias.

AffarFebruary 26th, 2009 at 19:58

thanx man,
it was confusing to undestand that message

ZoliApril 8th, 2011 at 18:16

Good job man.

denJuly 6th, 2011 at 13:07

I dont kinda hv these windows feature options in windows7 starter??

mstumJuly 6th, 2011 at 18:22

IIS is not available on Windows 7 Starter, or Home Basic. You need at least Home Premium.

IanMay 24th, 2013 at 03:22

Worked perfectly. Thank you so much!