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MVC3.0 Installation Hangs

I've just installed MVC3.0 on a fresh PC using the new web installer application and was surprised at how long it seemed to be taking.  Digging around a bit deeper I remembered that in the options I'd selected to use IIS rather than IIS Express and taking a quick look at the service panel highlighted that IIS was currently stopped.  I restarted IIS and the MVC3.0 installation finished in seconds!

So if you're having problems installing MVC3.0 then just take a moment to check that IIS is started.

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  1. Thanks for the info Paul. My MVC 3 installation was taking ages. Just di what u said and bam, done!

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  2. Actually, it requires VS 2010 in the DVD drive

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  3. Hi Goran, great that sorted the issue for you - I've not come across that one before. I usually install from virtual ISO images and they are unmounted once finished with but definitely worth watching out for if starting IIS doesn't sort the issue.

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  4. Thanks heaps.. Your post was the only one online that helped. I just did a "iisreset /restart" from the visual studio 2010 command line(run as admin) on a windows 8.1 machine to restart the web server and it worked. THanks again

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