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IntroductionMy 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
HTTP error 401.2
Error message 3
Page cannot be displayed
More informationThis 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.
You can 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:
I hope you find this information helpful when you're using IIS and ASP pages after installation. Remember, the Support Voice columns are for you! As always, feel free to submit ideas on topics you want addressed in future columns or in the Knowledge Base using the Ask For It