SSIEnableCmdDirective Is Set to FALSE by Default

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256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
In IIS 4.0, the SSIEnableCmdDirective registry property is set to TRUE by default. However, in IIS version 5.0, the default value of the SSIEnableCmdDirective registry property is set to FALSE. This value is set to FALSE to prevent running unauthorized server-side executables.
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To set the value to TRUE or enable the SSI CMD directive, follow these steps:
  1. Start the Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
    NOTE: The above registry key is one path; it has been wrapped for readability.

  3. On the Edit menu, click New, and then DWORD Value.
  4. Specify SSIEnableCmdDirective for the name.
  5. Specify 1 for the value.
  6. Close the Registry Editor.
  7. Restart IIS.

Article ID: 233969 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 22:24:26 - Revision: 2.1

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