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I am trying to deploy and access a simple "hello world" xml web service. I have created a deployment project and ran the .msi file on the target server (installed with the latest .NET framework). However, when I access the URL in the Add Web Reference dialog box on the client/development machine, I get an error saying "The document at the url http://www.xxxxxxx.com/default.vsdisco was not recognized as a known document type." etc. etc.

I have uncommented the code in machine.config that turn on the disco file, but still no result.

I tried accessing the asmx page directly, but there is not an asmx page on the server as apparently the msi did not install one (is this the problem?).

any ideas?
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The ASMX file is the public interface to your web service so it has to be there. I have never used an MSI to install a web service. All you really need to do is put the web service files (ASMX, bin\*.dll, etc) into an active web application. If you want you can create a new virtual directory for the web service and put the files there. As long as IIS is set up right with the framework installed you shouldn't have a problem.

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