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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
The following PERL script can be used to test for the proper installation and execution of CGI scripts with Internet Information server.
Create a file with Notepad, and type the following lines of code. Save the file in the scripts directory as Helloworld.pl.
Once you have created the file, you need to configure PERL to run securely with Internet Information. Perl.exe should not be located in any of the directories accessible by a user with a browser.
With a script mapping in the registry, you can place the Perl.exe outside of the normal directory structure a user has access to.
To configure PERL script mappingWARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious, system-wide problems that may require you to reinstall Windows NT to correct them. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use this tool at your own risk.