Visual Studio 2003 provides a nice development environment for creating ASP.NET web applications. However, it has significant shortcomings that create difficulties in a school lab environment: in order to debug ASP.NET applications, the user must
Run IIS on the local workstation
Have administrator-level privileges to the local workstation
Store project files on the c: drive
In a lab environment, it is usually not desirable for users to have administrative privileges on the workstations, and it is preferable for project files to be stored on a network server, rather than a local workstation drive. Read more...