- Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0 is running on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer.
- You have an existing Microsoft ASP.NET application that is running on the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 or on the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0.
- This application is mapped to the corresponding .NET Framework 1.1 Aspnet_isapi.dll file or to the corresponding .NET Framework 1.0 Aspnet_isapi.dll file in IIS 6.0.
- You install the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0.
- You modify the ASP.NET application to use the .NET Framework 2.0, and then map the ASP.NET application to Aspnet_isapi.dll file in the .NET Framework 2.0.
Note This issue does not occur if the Aspnet_isapi.dll file is configured as a wildcard application map in IIS 6.0.
Method 1: Create a mapping in ASP.NET at the level of the IIS 6.0 script mapCreate specific mappings in the ASP.NET HTTP handlers configuration to the static file handler (System.Web.StaticFileHandler). Create a mapping in the ASP.NET HTTP handlers configuration for each specific mapping in the IIS 6.0 scriptmaps.
For example, add a mapping in the ASP.NET HTTP handlers configuration for files that have the .htm file name extension. To do this, add the following code to the httpHandlers element in the Web.config file at the level that corresponds to where the IIS 6.0 script mapping is defined. If Aspnet_isapi.dll is mapped globally, use the Web.config file in the Config folder that is located in the .NET Framework installation folder.
<add path="*.htm" verb="*" type="System.Web.StaticFileHandler" />
Method 2: Create a mapping in ASP.NET in the root Web.config fileModify the root Web.config file. To do this, locate the following code in the root Web.config file.
<add path="*" verb="GET,HEAD,POST" type="System.Web.DefaultHttpHandler" validate="True" />
<add path="*" verb="GET,HEAD,POST" type="System.Web.StaticFileHandler" validate="True" />
Because ASP.NET 2.0 delegates static file processing back to IIS 6.0, any explicit script mapping that maps a file name extension to ASP.NET must have a corresponding mapping in ASP.NET. If the corresponding mapping in ASP.NET does not exist, ASP.NET passes the file processing back to IIS. IIS detects this recursion and then sends an empty HTTP response.
By default, default file name extensions are mapped to the DefaultHttpHandler in ASP.NET 2.0. In ASP.NET 1.1 and in ASP.NET 1.0, default file name extensions are mapped to the StaticFileHandler.
Article ID: 909641 - Last Review: Mar 29, 2017 - Revision: 3