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Article ID: 295192 - Last Review: October 23, 2013 - Revision: 1.2

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For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 196721  ( ) .


Active Server Pages (ASP) are ASCII text files that have an .asp file extension and may contain text, Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) elements, and ASP script commands. You can use ASP pages to create dynamic, interactive Web content.


To use ASP pages on a Web server, you must use a Web server that supports ASP pages and that supports the scripting languages used on the Web. The following Web servers from Microsoft support ASP pages:
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for:

    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
    • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Server

  • Microsoft Peer Web Services for:

    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation

  • Microsoft Personal Web Server for:

    • Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Workstation
    • Microsoft Windows 98
    • Microsoft Windows 95

NOTE: FrontPage 2000 and FrontPage 2002 can be used to author ASP pages in your FrontPage Webs. ASP pages must be located in a folder on your Web server with at least Script permissions turned on.


For more information about ASP, browse to the following Microsoft Web site: (

  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
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