IIS 6.0 - ASP files return 404 - File Not Found
This one threw me for a loop - I moved the MessageBase and ROTFOH code (Written in ASP.OLD, not ASP.NET) over to the Windows 2003 server with IIS 6.0 and nothing works. Files I KNOW are there are returning 404s as if they are not there.
Found out the trick: .asp files (Old school ASP) are disabled by default. To turn them on, do the following:
Open IIS Manager (Either IIS Manager itself, or using Computer Management), expand Web Service Extensions. In the righthand pane, you'll see an entry for "Active Server Pages" (Not the entry for ASP.NET), click it, then click the "Allow" button. Good to go...
It would have been more intuitive had Microsoft displayed a message like "Active Server Pages (.asp) are disabled on this server", rather than a completely insane seeming 404 error.
This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.