System / Software: I am running Win2K Pro on all machines on a SOHO. I have installed IIS on my development workstation for learning ASP.NET (and VB.Net). I have Visual Studio.Net installed, all pieces and parts. I have downloaded and installed the .net distributable as well as the .net SDK, plus ASP.Net Web Matrix from www.asp.net. IIS appears to be working working, i.e. I can enter a url of http//jcolby-WS/SomePath/SomePage.html (or .aspx) and the page is served up, however .net functionality (VB.Net calculated value) is not.<BR><BR>Problem: I am working my way through Wrox Beginning ASP.net w/ Visual Basic.net and once I get to the parts where the .net framework (VB.Net) are supposed to be called and return simple stuff, the page displays but the .VB portion doesn't (Using IIS). <BR><BR>I created the source using wordpad. I decided to try it using Visual Studio. Same problem - page displays but not the calculated value from the server (VB.Net)<BR><BR>I fired up Web Matrix and entered the exact same thing (cut and pasted) and hit run and everything works properly. The ONLY difference is that there is a :8080 in the url. And of course Web Matrix starts Web Matrix Server!<BR><BR>Questions: Is IIS supposed to talk to the .net framework directly and do this stuff for me? If so, how do I discover what went wrong? <BR><BR>The book is no help in troubleshooting this. I can simply continue doing the stuff inside Web Matrix (and may very well do so) but it would be nice to know I have a fully functional IIS installation that can do the .net stuff as needed.<BR><BR>Background: 20 years programming, currently database analyst / programmer. Know lots of stuff, but not Web design / ASP.net which I'm trying to learn. Be kind please! Also be very literal as I am just figuring this out.