IIS 7 and Above
debug classic ASP in iis7
Last post Mar 07, 2013 12:02 PM by agundrum
Feb 09, 2009 08:22 AM|eddy147|LINK
I want to debug classic ASP (jscript) code on Vista. Im getting the error in Visual Studio 2008 "This type of page is not served".
This is because SP1 is not installed for VS2008. Because I cannot install (no more room on C drive) i'm trying to figure out
debug classic ASP IIS7
Feb 09, 2009 01:53 PM|jose_a|LINK
I just finish configuring IIS7 so as to run my classic ASP pages and these are my settings after some configuration
1) Turn Windows futures on or off under Control Panel\Programs\
Under Internet Information Services > Web Management Tools
Switch on IIS Management Console/Management Scripts and Tools/Management Service
Under Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application Developement Features
Switch on all features
Under Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Common Http features
Switch on Default Document and Static content (can now see image in iistart.htm welcome page)
Under Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Security
Switch on Basic Authentication, Request Filtering, and Windows Auhentication
2) Run Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager under Control Panel\System and Maintenance\Administrative Tools
Double click on the ASP icon
Set Enable Parent Paths to True (so as not to change existing ASP code)
Under Debugging Properties
Set Errors To Browser to True
I hope the above helps
Feb 11, 2009 06:38 AM|steve schofield|LINK
Excellent instructions! I hope the poster confirms this works, this information will definitely help others!
Windows Server MVP - IIS
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Sep 03, 2009 07:54 AM|tbyers|LINK
This worked great jose_a. I've been looking all over for a solution. Thanks again!
Sep 24, 2009 06:28 AM|chucktee|LINK
I am still unable to get this issue fixed. I tried all the recommendations above, which are common sense and I still had no luck!
Has anyone managed to fix the issue of not being able to see "Debug Error Info." instead of 500 Internal Server Error default by IIS 7?
Thanks in advance!
Nov 19, 2009 08:34 PM|jibboo|LINK
the directions listed above worked for me to see the detailed errors:
Nov 25, 2009 11:48 PM|micnet|LINK
I've tried everything listed as well. All features of IIS are installed (there is no option to selectively choose options). I've set the ASP settings and I'm still receiving the 500 internal server error :(
Jan 07, 2010 01:27 AM|hallnicks|LINK
If you are using Internet Explorer 8 or a similar version, make sure "Show friendly HTTP error messages" in Control Panel --> Internet Options --> Advanced is unchecked. Otherwise, it will still show a pre-fabricated error page.
Jan 08, 2010 09:48 AM|NetRich|LINK
Try this: Go to your site in IIS, Select "Error Pages" in the IIS section, click 'Edit feature Settings' in the Actions panel on the right side, select Detailed Errors. Mind you that this is not recommended in a production environment.
Jan 09, 2013 11:29 PM|bradirby|LINK
Score! After wearing out Google and getting a lot of partial answers, this finally gave me the end-to-end instructions I needed. Thx
Mar 07, 2013 12:02 PM|agundrum|LINK
I am using IIS 7.5.
In this instruction
I am also seeing an "Enable-Server-side Debugging" option which is by default set to False. The description for this is "Specifies whether ASP debugging is enabled on the server." Should this be changed to True?