My name is Martin Smith, and I have been supporting Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) for 10 years.
An issue that many
customers experience is that IIS fails to execute and serve Active Server Pages (ASP) pages after
installation. Examples of the error messages that you may receive after you install
IIS are the following:
Error message 1
Error message 2
Error message 3
This problem specifically involves a mix of the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 RTM version files and the Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
files that make up IIS being installed on the computer.
typically identify this problem by reviewing the version number on the properties of
the Asp.dll file. The RTM version of Asp.dll will have the version number 6.0.3790.0. If
this version is on the server and you have already installed Windows Server 2003 SP1, then
you will need to reinstall Windows Server 2003 SP1.
This issue will occur when you install
IIS after Windows Server 2003 SP1 has already been installed on the server. The steps below may cause this issue:
- You install IIS after the installation of Windows Server 2003 SP1.
- When the installation prompts you for the Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD for
the Iisapp.vb_ file, you supply the Windows Server 2003 RTM CD instead.
- The installation will later prompt you for the Iisadmin.mfl file. This
file does not exist on the Windows Server 2003 RTM CD. Thus, you must provide the Windows Server 2003 SP1 CD.
- The installer will then copy the Windows Server 2003 RTM files to the server.
If you followed the above procedure to install IIS, then the
method to fix this issue is to reinstall Windows Server 2003 SP1.
I hope you
find this information helpful when you're using IIS and ASP pages after
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