I normally create a local DNN development environment with 3 easy steps:
- Unzip the DNN installation files to a folder of my choice
- In Visual Studio 2010, select: File -> Open Website and select that folder
- Press Ctrl-F5 to launch the ASP.NET Development Server
This runs the DNN installation script and my site is ready in a few moments.
However, when I try this with DNN 7.0.0, it hangs on the second page of the installation wizard with zero progress shown. I have tried using the default SQL Express database and have tried manually creating a database on the local SQL Server.
In researching this issue, I have found Chris Hammond's DNN 7 installation videos that describe using IIS for the development environment (which is a bit of work compared to the above).
Thus my question: Should DNN 7 run under the ASP.NET Development Server (same as DNN 6 but there is a bug in 7), or is there some reason why a local installation of DNN 7 must run under IIS ?