ASP.NET Command-Line Tools
ASP.NET includes command-line tools that help you work with Web sites.
For these tools to function correctly, you must set your PATH, INCLUDE, and LIB environment variables correctly. We recommend that you use the Visual Studio Command Prompt, which opens a command-line window and sets these variables for you. To use the Visual Studio Command Prompt, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Microsoft Visual Studio <version>, point to Visual Studio Tools, and then click Visual Studio Command Prompt.
In This Section
ASP.NET Compilation Tool (Aspnet_compiler.exe)
Lets an administrator precompile an ASP.NET Web application, either in place or for deployment.
ASP.NET Merge Tool (Aspnet_merge.exe)
Lets an administrator combine and manage assemblies that are created by the ASP.NET Compilation tool.
ASP.NET Browser Registration Tool (Aspnet_regbrowsers.exe)
Lets an administrator create new browser definitions.
ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet_regiis.exe)
Lets an administrator configure IIS for ASP.NET applications (for example, by updating scriptmaps or application pools).
ASP.NET SQL Server Registration Tool (Aspnet_regsql.exe)
Lets an administrator create and manage SQL Server databases that are used for ASP.NET services such as membership, roles, and profile properties.
ASP.NET Precompilation Overview
Provides information about how to compile an ASP.NET Web application for deployment.
Managing ASP.NET Precompiled Output for Deployment Using the aspnet_merge.exe Command
Provides an overview of using the ASP.NET Merge tool to manage assemblies for deployment.
ASP.NET and IIS Configuration
Provides information about how to configure IIS to support ASP.NET Web applications.
Web Site Administration Tool Overview
Provides information about how to use the Web Site Administration Tool to configure ASP.NET Web applications.
Managing Users by Using Membership
Provides information about how to use ASP.NET membership application services for Web site security.