Visual Studio Error

When trying to open a Visual Studio solution, I encountered the following error.

C:\myFilePath\myService.Service.csproj : error  : The Web Application Project XXXXXX.Service is configured to use IIS. IIS is not installed on this computer. To access local IIS Web sites, you must install the following IIS components:       Internet Information Services       IIS 6 Metabase and IIS 6 Configuration Compatibility       ASP.NET In addition, you must run Visual Studio in the context of an administrator account. For more information, press F1.


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So what is the solution?

The solution is to register your specific .NET Framework version with IIS using the ASPNET_REGIIS command bundled with your .NET Framework installation.

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<.NET VERSION>\aspnet_regiis.exe –ir

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