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For my development work, I use 2 machines, my desktop machine and my laptop. I have VS 2005 installed on both.
On my laptop, installation was straightforward and appears to be normal: on my desktop, because of some initial screw-ups in aborted installations, SQL Server Express is now no longer referred to in the set-up, and doesn't get installed.
I wanted today to change my default profile on my desktop, as described in Chpt. 28 of "Professional ASP.NET 2.0", from SQL Server to Microsoft Access, for two reasons.
First my installation screw-up was causing my machine to get confused between the non-existent SQL Server Express and the fully operational SQL Server 200, with the result that neither was being used properly, and secondly because my preferred commerical Web Provider offers Access databases, but not SQL Server.
Instead of the options illustrated in the book - which include AspNetAccessProvider - I found only one - AspSqlMemberProvider - in some placces, and two - the above plus AspNetWindowsTokenRoleProvider - in another.
To my considerable surprise, I found exactly the same choices on my laptop.
What has happened to AspNetAccessProvider?