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JiaPei Jen
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Joined: Nov 19, 2000
Posts: 1309
I would like to download the .NET application server and experiment with it a little bit. I hope that there is a free trial version. Is there a Documentation/Guide comes with it?

I went to the Microsoft web site:

and I saw a number of things in that web page (see below). Please advise which ones I need in order to use the .NET server.

1. Product Updates
Stay up-to-date with downloadable Visual Studio .NET and .NET Framework
product updates and related enhancements.
2. Service Packs
Find critical service packs to keep your system updated with the latest
fixes and product enhancements.
3. Tools and Utilities
Get the most out of Visual Studio .NET with these tools and
4. Code Samples
See Visual Studio .NET and Microsoft Visual Basic .NET in action with
these code samples provided by Microsoft.
5. Download Visual Studio .NET 2003 Posters
Download one or many of the posters included in the Visual Studio .NET
2003 boxes.
6. Previous Versions
Find downloads for previous versions of Visual Studio.

Thank you.
Lasse Koskela

Joined: Jan 23, 2002
Posts: 11962
The ".NET server" you're looking for is the combination of Microsoft IIS (web server) and the .NET Framework. Visual Studio is just an IDE.

I'd suggest asking .NET questions in a .NET community site such as GotDotNet.

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somkiat puisungnoen
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Joined: Jul 04, 2003
Posts: 1312
I found only .NET Framework SDK Version 1.1 at

The Microsoft� .NET Framework Software Development Kit (SDK) version 1.1 includes everything developers need to write, build, test, and deploy .NET Framework applications�documentation, samples, and command-line tools and compilers.

Java Developer, Thailand
I agree. Here's the link:
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