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You receive the "'800a000d' Type mismatch" error message on your ASP pages after you run Asp.exe on Personal Web Server 1.0a

This article was previously published under Q219160
SYMPTOMS
After you run Asp.exe on Microsoft Personal Web Server version 1.0a, the following error message may appear when you preview Active Server Pages with Database results:
Microsoft VBScript Runtime error '800a000d' Type mismatch: 'Server.HTMLEncode' /WebName/_fplcass/fpdblib.inc, line 29
NOTE: WebName is the name of the folder your web is stored in.

NOTE: This error message may vary, depending on the Web browser that you are using.
CAUSE
When you run Asp.exe after you install Office 2000, your version of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) is downgraded. The earlier version of MDAC does not support FrontPage 2000 database functionality.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, use one of the two following methods:

Method 1

Run FrontPage Maintenance Mode Setup, and select Detect and Repair.

Method 2

Install Microsoft Data Access Components version 2.1 or later. MDAC 2.1 may be downloaded from the following Microsoft Web site: NOTE: Because the Microsoft Web site is regularly updated, the site address may change without notice. If this occurs, link to the Microsoft home page at the following address: On the main Microsoft page, click the Search button. Search for "MDAC" (without quotation marks).

STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
MORE INFORMATION
For additional information about this issue, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
219159 FP2000: Database Pages Created Before Running Asp.exe on Personal Web Server 1.0a Return No Data
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Article ID: 219160 - Last Review: 05/17/2007 10:51:47 - Revision: 2.5

  • Microsoft FrontPage 2000 Standard Edition
  • kbsetup kbscript kbdatabase kbasp kbprb kbpending KB219160
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