I tried all that and when I try and browse the site through IIS I get the error that the directory is not browseable. Painful. I can run it via VS2008 no probs but if I want to see it natutral I have to publish it to our website. I don't like doing this with prototypes but there you go. I am sure that it is simply some other part of the Vista IIs7 config I haven't got right. I would love to see a 'dummys' guide to seeting up a local website (i.e. on my laptop), published from VS2008 and all the IIS7 settings laid out. If that person from china wants to publish a doc with all his settings I would download it.