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Change the framework version without restarting the W3SVC service

When changing the .NET version on the ASP.NET tab of IIS, this popup appears, asking to restart IIS, or run aspnet_regis -norestart to change the scriptmap without restarting.

1. Download metabase explorer, as part of the IIS6 resource kit here
 http://www.microsoft.com/DownLoads/en/details.aspx?familyid=56fc92ee-a71a-4c73-b628-ade629c89499&displaylang=en

2.  Run Metabase explorer, Select LM then W3SVC

3. Find the ID that matches the site you want to upgrade

4. Go to C:WINDOWSMicrosoft.NETFrameworkv4.0.30319 with Command Prompt

5. type aspnet_regiis.exe -norestart -s W3SVC/<ID>/ROOT where <ID> is from step 4.

6. Clicking the ASP.NET tab in IIS, it should now be .NET 4.

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