How do I create the aspnetdb database?

I’ve been using the Microsoft Aspnetdb database for some time now, and I still get asked about how to create the database, so here you go enjoy:

Microsoft has a new and powerful default database schema in ASP.Net 2.0 as ASPNETDB.mdf database. This database file serves as a role provider, and membership provider. Visual Web Developer 2005 supports the ASP.Net configuration to manage this personal aspnetdb database file within the web application inside the App_Data folder. Aspnetdb database helps in managing users along with their roles e.g. admin, employee, editors etc. It also enables the in-built functionality of Login controls and web parts to be integrated on ASP.Net 2.0 web pages that helps in managing user profiles, login, and personalized user pages very easily even without writing the bulky code to implement the sql queries or stored procedures along with data access code for inserting, updating or deleting the user personalized data.

How to create Aspnetdb database?

Using aspnet_regsql command:

You can use aspnet_regsql command to create aspnetdb database. This command executes the default scripts to create the default database for 2.0 web applications.

Steps to create aspnetdb database using aspnet_regsql command:

  1. Open the Visual Studio 2005 command prompt from Start –> All Programs –> Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 –> Visual Studio Tools –> Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt
  2. Type aspnet_regsql and press enter key 
  3. This will open the ASP.Net SQL Server Setup wizard. Click next to continue… 
  4. In the next screen select the option to Configure SQL Server for application services. This option executes a script to configure the database for managing user profiles, roles, membership and personalization. Click next to continue…
  5. In this step enter the sql server name and choose the right authentication method. Leave the database field to default and click next… 
  6. Confirm your settings and click next to finish. 

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