There's been talk in the ASP.NET community for a while now about the
forums that Microsoft runs over at their
Ever since the forums went up, users have been asking for a version that
they could install and use on their own sites. Well Microsoft does
actually listen to these requests and has been working on getting
a package together for some time now. Well it's here and here's a
quick look at it...
You can get the code from
It's a pretty small download and weighs in at only about 0.65 MB. The
download page includes links to pages that include the system
requirements, installation notes, and most other info or docs that
you might need.
Service Pack 1 Already!
Even more so then usual, Microsoft had their standard version 1
problems which prompted a very quick post of
Service Pack 1.
If you just downloaded the file from above you shouldn't need it, but if you
downloaded it previously, you should check your build as outlined on the
service pack page... builds 971 and 972 should apply the patch.
Just to give you a feel for the forums before you download them, I've
got some screen captures for you. The first two are from the installation,
the third is a cap of the first forum run right "out of the box"
before any configuration, and the last is the "out of the box"
view when logged in as a user. (Note: Click on the thumbnails for full size images.)