Friday, April 9, 2010

Using WCF service with Windows XP SP2 and Windows Server 2003

All previous installations of wcf I had done to date were on windows 7 and windows vista. Had to do one on windows server 2003. Read http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa751792.aspx . Here's how I did it:

Note: Step 3 is only required since I installed IIS (from manager server -> add a new role) after installing .net 3.5 sp1

open visual studio cmd (required for step 3)


  1. cd "c:\windows\Microsoft.net\framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation"
  2. ServiceModelReg.exe /a /x
  3. aspnet_regiis -ir

Enjoy!