you can't use IIS or PWS with home edition.....you need professional.
The easiest way is to download Web Matrix from http://www.asp.net<BR><BR>This includes a built-in web server that works on Windows XP, both Home and Professional.<BR><BR>
before i went and upgraded to professional. i thought i had to. oh well!
Eventually, if you want to go all out, and upgrade to Visual Studio.Net, or the VB.Net or C# IDEs, you would have had to upgade to Profesional, because they require IIS. You just jumped the gun a little. <Grin />