How to gain Access to ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool

Accessing ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool

Since the Membership Provider or ASP.NET Web Site Administration Tool that is used along with the SQL Server Membership Database is no longer available in VS 2015. It's possible to get the Website Administration Tool, up and running using a command window or set it up in IIS.  This article covers the IIS through the command window.
You can get the Comand window running by typing cmd in the search windows.
 Launch the Web Site, Administration Tool, using a command window:
  • Open a Command Window running it as an Admin
  • Change the folder to IIS Express cd C:\Program Files\IIS Express\
  • Run the following command to start up IIS Express
    • iisexpress.exe /path:C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\ASP.NETWebAdminFiles /vpath:"/ASP.NETWebAdminFiles" /port:8082 /clr:4.0 /ntlm
  • Access the Admin Site via the following URL:
    • http://localhost:8082/asp.netwebadminfiles/default.aspx?applicationPhysicalPath=C:\[YOUR SITE PATH HERE]&applicationUrl=/WebSites\[YOUR APPLICATION NAME HERE]
If all is done correctly then you will gain access to the port:
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