IIS 5 & IIS 6
500 - Internal server error when visit site
Last post Sep 24, 2008 01:18 PM by VorlonShadow
Sep 23, 2008 05:11 PM|VorlonShadow|LINK
When I try to bring up a site, I have a folder that contains a lot of different "sites" that I'm working on. When I visit a standard .htm site, it comes up just fine. But, when I visit a site that is .asp or asp.net, I get an error page:
I have gone in to that application and made sure that all the appropriate debugging settings are set to display the error to me, but it isn't displaying it. I've also checked the event viewer, and there is nothing there that I can find. How can I find
out what the specific error is, so I can fix it?
Sep 24, 2008 09:57 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
Make sure friendly error messages are disabled in IE.
Sep 24, 2008 10:06 AM|VorlonShadow|LINK
I'm using FireFox, but the results are exactly the same in all browsers, the message is coming from IIS, not the browser.
Sep 24, 2008 10:19 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
Sep 24, 2008 10:47 AM|VorlonShadow|LINK
Been there, done that. Google is always my first stop when I'm troubleshooting a problem. The first entry was to turn off "friendly error messages" in IE, as you stated earlier, and as I stated, I'm not using IE, but I turned it off anyway, and used IE,
and surprise, I got the same exact error message.
I think if I can figure out how to get it to log the exact error somewhere (like the event log?), I may be able to determine what the problem is, but I can't find anything in this re-worked interface. Any clues where I can have it log these errors to the
Sep 24, 2008 11:08 AM|tomkmvp|LINK
There's nothing specific to do to get error to the event logs.
What happens with a simple hello world .asp page?
Sep 24, 2008 01:18 PM|VorlonShadow|LINK
I finally found and fixed the problem. It's not a .asp issue, it's a asp.net issue. I found that if you look athte Error Pages for your app, and right-click on the 500 eror, you can tell it to give detailed errors. Once I did this, I was able to track
it down a little more specifically. I'm using a component named FreeTextBox, which I guess isn't installed properly or something, but I'm in the process of trying to get that working now.
When I have an application runing straight asp, it runs perfectly, as does .htm. Only asp.net apps using the FreeTextBox component are giving me the problem now. I'm in the process of reading up on that to determine how to fix that issue.