Web Site Administration Tool without IDE

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by jblankenburg@gmail.com, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I am trying to deploy a simple web application to my client's
    production server, but it's not clear to me how MS planned on having
    the Security users managed without Studio.

    Certainly someone has run into this issue. How do you manage users
    (the ones you would normally manage with the Web Site Administration
    Tool) without Studio to get you to the Web Site Administration Tool ?

    Thanks for your help!
    , Jan 16, 2006
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  2. The Web Site Administration Tool is nothing more than a set of pre-built
    ASP.NET 2.0 pages and resources that reside within the
    C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\aspnet_webadmin\2_0_XXXXX directory.
    To enable and configure security, open the Web Site Administration Tool for
    your newly created Web application: navigate to the application's URL and add
    the WebAdmin.axd file to the end of the URL. For example:

    http://myserver/mysite/WebAdmin.axd


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    "" wrote:

    > I am trying to deploy a simple web application to my client's
    > production server, but it's not clear to me how MS planned on having
    > the Security users managed without Studio.
    >
    > Certainly someone has run into this issue. How do you manage users
    > (the ones you would normally manage with the Web Site Administration
    > Tool) without Studio to get you to the Web Site Administration Tool ?
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?UGV0ZXIgQnJvbWJlcmcgW0MjIE1WUF0=?=, Jan 16, 2006
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  3. Guest

    Is there something special I need to choose in order to make sure that
    the WebAdmin.axd file is deployed with the rest of my application?

    It is not there in my current build.
    , Jan 16, 2006
    #3
  4. WebAdmin.axd is a "Phantom resource" it doesn't actually exist as a file. So
    the short answer is, no, you don't have to do anything.
    Peter
    --
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    http://www.eggheadcafe.com
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    "" wrote:

    > Is there something special I need to choose in order to make sure that
    > the WebAdmin.axd file is deployed with the rest of my application?
    >
    > It is not there in my current build.
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?UGV0ZXIgQnJvbWJlcmcgW0MjIE1WUF0=?=, Jan 16, 2006
    #4
  5. Guest

    I get a "resource not found error" when I try to go to webadmin.axd.
    What could be wrong?
    , Jan 18, 2006
    #5
  6. I'm having the same issue I was wondering if you were able to resolve this
    problem because I get the same "resource not found error"

    Thanks for any help you can provide.


    "" wrote:

    > I get a "resource not found error" when I try to go to webadmin.axd.
    > What could be wrong?
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?WmFuZV9aX1o=?=, Feb 5, 2006
    #6
  7. Folks,
    this stuff is all in the documentation. In Visual Studio 2005, Go to
    "WebSite" at the very top menu, and choose "ASP.NET Configuration" from the
    bottom of the list.

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    http://www.eggheadcafe.com
    UnBlog:
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    "" wrote:

    > I am trying to deploy a simple web application to my client's
    > production server, but it's not clear to me how MS planned on having
    > the Security users managed without Studio.
    >
    > Certainly someone has run into this issue. How do you manage users
    > (the ones you would normally manage with the Web Site Administration
    > Tool) without Studio to get you to the Web Site Administration Tool ?
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?UGV0ZXIgQnJvbWJlcmcgW0MjIE1WUF0=?=, Feb 5, 2006
    #7
  8. Yes Peter, I can get to ASP.NET Configuration from inside Visual Studio. That
    is not my issue. I would like to know how I manage users once the application
    is deployed without using the Visual Studio IDE. When I deploy a website I
    should be able to manage the users from the site. How do I do that?
    www.mysite.com/WebAdmin.axd does not work. It tells me The Resource cannot be
    found.

    "Peter Bromberg [C# MVP]" wrote:

    > Folks,
    > this stuff is all in the documentation. In Visual Studio 2005, Go to
    > "WebSite" at the very top menu, and choose "ASP.NET Configuration" from the
    > bottom of the list.
    >
    > --
    > Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
    > http://www.eggheadcafe.com
    > UnBlog:
    > http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > "" wrote:
    >
    > > I am trying to deploy a simple web application to my client's
    > > production server, but it's not clear to me how MS planned on having
    > > the Security users managed without Studio.
    > >
    > > Certainly someone has run into this issue. How do you manage users
    > > (the ones you would normally manage with the Web Site Administration
    > > Tool) without Studio to get you to the Web Site Administration Tool ?
    > >
    > > Thanks for your help!
    > >
    > >
    =?Utf-8?B?WmFuZV9aX1o=?=, Feb 5, 2006
    #8
  9. Ah! Sorry about that. There are hacks, but I would not reproduce them.
    Try here:

    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/library/yy40ytx0(en-us,vs.80).aspx

    Peter
    --
    Co-founder, Eggheadcafe.com developer portal:
    http://www.eggheadcafe.com
    UnBlog:
    http://petesbloggerama.blogspot.com




    "" wrote:

    > I am trying to deploy a simple web application to my client's
    > production server, but it's not clear to me how MS planned on having
    > the Security users managed without Studio.
    >
    > Certainly someone has run into this issue. How do you manage users
    > (the ones you would normally manage with the Web Site Administration
    > Tool) without Studio to get you to the Web Site Administration Tool ?
    >
    > Thanks for your help!
    >
    >
    =?Utf-8?B?UGV0ZXIgQnJvbWJlcmcgW0MjIE1WUF0=?=, Feb 5, 2006
    #9
  10. Guest

    I am having this same problem. MSDN states that there should also be a
    directory under c:\inetpub\wwwroot\ called aspnet_webadmin. I do not
    have this. No amount of uninstalling IIS and ASP.NET (via
    aspnet_regiis) fixes this. MSDN states if this directory is missing,
    aspnet_regiis -i will fix it. This is not the case for me.

    I can only run the ASP.NET webadmin tool via the IDE which links to an
    odd port on localhost (i.e. http://localhost:1217/...). 1217 is made
    up as I don't know what it is right now and there is a very lengthy URL
    addition where the ellipses is typed.

    Can someone please help? I cannot find anything on Microsoft's KB
    site, or google groups for that matter.
    , Feb 18, 2006
    #10
  11. On 18 Feb 2006 00:16:36 -0800, wrote:

    > Can someone please help? I cannot find anything on Microsoft's KB
    > site, or google groups for that matter.


    You can't use the ASP.NET webadmin tool outside of the IDE. You basically
    have to create your own management page.
    Erik Funkenbusch, Feb 18, 2006
    #11
  12. Guest

    How are you going to state that when MSDN itself tells you how to do
    it? It just doesn't work. Do you know something Microsoft doesn't?

    Here is the link to their page:
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/SecFeatNT2.asp

    A snippet of what I'm referring to is:

    --------snip-----------
    There are multiple ways that you can navigate to the Web Administration
    interface. If you are building a Web application within Visual Studio
    ..NET 2005, you can open the Web Site Administration Tool by selecting
    ASP.NET Configuration from under the Website menu. If you are
    developing a Web application outside of Visual Studio .NET, you can
    navigate directly to the Web Site Administration Tool by requesting the
    special page WebAdmin.axd. For example, if your application is located
    in a virtual directory named MyWebApp on your local machine, you can
    open the Website Administration Tool for your application by entering
    the following URL in your Web browser.

    http://localhost/MyWebApp/WebAdmin.axd

    You can also use this latter method to access the Web Site
    Administration Tool for a deployed application.

    Behind the scenes, the Web Site Administration Tool is made up of a set
    of ASP.NET pages that use the standard Login controls discussed in the
    next section. These pages are located in the
    inetpub\wwwroot\aspnet_webadmin folder. If, for any reason, these files
    get accidentally deleted from a server, you can automatically
    re-install them by executing the aspnet_regiis tool. The aspnet_regiis
    tool can also be used to control access to the Web Site Administration
    Tool. For example, using the aspnet_regiis tool you can restrict access
    to the Web Site Administration Tool to just the local server.

    ---------snip---------
    , Feb 19, 2006
    #12
  13. On 19 Feb 2006 02:17:25 -0800, wrote:

    > How are you going to state that when MSDN itself tells you how to do
    > it? It just doesn't work. Do you know something Microsoft doesn't?
    >
    > Here is the link to their page:
    > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/SecFeatNT2.asp


    That page is out of date.

    You can't use this method anymore. This was changed sometime around beta 2
    IIRC. Note that the page you reference is dated June 2004, almost 18
    months before the relese of Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0.
    Erik Funkenbusch, Feb 20, 2006
    #13
  14. Guest

    Well that's horsepoop!!! What good is the MSDN if it's not up to date?
    I hate Microsoft sometimes.

    Erik Funkenbusch wrote:
    > On 19 Feb 2006 02:17:25 -0800, wrote:
    >
    > > How are you going to state that when MSDN itself tells you how to do
    > > it? It just doesn't work. Do you know something Microsoft doesn't?
    > >
    > > Here is the link to their page:
    > > http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/?url=/library/en-us/dnvs05/html/SecFeatNT2.asp

    >
    > That page is out of date.
    >
    > You can't use this method anymore. This was changed sometime around beta 2
    > IIRC. Note that the page you reference is dated June 2004, almost 18
    > months before the relese of Visual Studio 2005 and ASP.NET 2.0.
    , Feb 23, 2006
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