I am trying to learn how to deploy my first website which is physically located here (C:\Users\Amal\Documents\Visual Studio 2008\WebSites\ErrorHandlingTest). I am using instructions from some book. after installing the Internet Information Services on my laptop which has Windows 7 ultimate on it. I added a virtual directory and gave it the alias (MyFirstWebsite). after that I was able to open the website just by typing
on the address bar of my firefox v.21 browser.
the book then told me to do some code compilation to the website by using the command-line tool named aspnet_compiler.exe which is supposed to compile my website into binary files after running this command :
aspnet_compiler -m W3SVC/1/ROOT/MyFirstWebsite C:\MyFirstWebsiteDeply
but I got this error:
error 1002: 'W3SVC/1/ROOT/MyFirstWebsite' is not a well formed IIS metabase path.
I use asp.net 3.5 , visual studio 2008 , internet information services version 7.5.7600.16385
aspnet_compiler -m LM/W3SVC/1/ROOT/MyFirstWebsite -f C:\MyFirstWebsiteDeply
You had missed the "LM" at the start of the metabase path.