Here are the typical
requirements for a development environment. Before you can work
with Web Designer, you must:
||Install one of the supported databases on the computer that
acts as the database server.
||Install Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) and
Microsoft Component Services (COM+) on the computer that acts as
the web server.
For development and test
purposes, you can also install the web server software and
transaction server on your development computer.
||On the web server, install Microsoft Installer utility
IIS and Component Services are included in current Windows
versions. In Windows XP Professional Edition, COM+ is installed
automatically and is called: Component Services.
For each development computer,
||Have access to the database server.
||Install USoft Series, including the Microsoft XML parser. This
is described in the USoft Setup help, accessible from the Start
||Register and configure the USoft Page Engine.
||Use a web browser, like Internet Explorer.
||You are required to use Internet Explorer version 5.5 or
higher, or Opera 5.0. This is because colors and layout will then
look best, because these aspects of a web page are defined in
cascading style sheets, which are supported by these browser
||Finally, you may need web authoring tools or content management
tools to embed web pages in your web site.
You may have done some of
these things already. Make sure, however, that you comply with all
of the specified requirements.