Framework 1.1 install on Windows Server 2008 64 bit without ASP.NET Role results in ASP.NET State Service not running

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The installation of Framework 1.1 will succeed however the ASP.NET State Service will not run if the following conditions are true.

  • The target computer is running Windows Server 2008 64 bit (not an issue for 32 bit)

  • The ASP.NET under Application Development role service has not be installed prior to Framework 1.1


Result


The ASP.NET State Service  will not start.  To confirm, navigate to Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools | Services.  Right Click on  ASP.NET State Service and select Properties.  Note that the Path to the executable points to a file that is not in the specified path.



Cause
Resolution


Prior to the installation of the Framework 1.1 enable the ASP.NET from the Windows 2008 Server Roles - Web Server (IIS) -> Application Development -> ASP.NET  and accepting the required dependencies. 











If this recommendation has not been followed and the Framework 1.1 has already been installed

·         Un-install the Framework 1.1 using the conventional Control Panel | Programs and Features.

·         Install Web Server (IIS) -> Application Development -> ASP.NET at minimum, accepting the required dependencies and the remove the same selection.

·         Reboot.

 

 
More Information


If the un-install of the Framework 1.1 does not succeed please see http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/04/08/406671.aspx, Removal tool to fix .NET Framework install failures.
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