I have read the other posts on this topic - thanks to all for lots of great information.
My problem seems to simple to post but I'm dumbstruck!! I have the SQL membership provider up and running and have a simple aspx page with a CreateUserWizard control. Out of the box, this works great. I enter user information, click Create User and the control refreshes with the CompleteWizardStep info saying that my account was created. I verified that the user is created in the database and everythings fine.
I wanted to alter the appearance of the control, so swithed over to design view in VS2005 and converted the CreateUserStep and CompleteWizardStep into an "editable template" (via the control's popup task menu).
As expected, this created <ContentTemplate> areas in both the CreateUserWizardStep and the CompleteWizardStep.
Now the strangest thing happens... When I reload my registration page and fill out the CreateUserWizard control and click Create User, the control doesn't refresh with the CompleteWizardStep info saying that my account was created. I checked the database and the user is not created.
Seems like the functions get eliminated when you convert the CreateUserWizard control to an editable template. Any help would be greatly appreciated!