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We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 7.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2008. IIS 7.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
When you restart the computer or the IISAdmin service, the following event appears in the event log:
Event Type: Error Event Source: Active Server Pages Event Category: None Event ID: 5 Description: Error: Error while reading default settings. please do regsvr32 asp.dll..
This event is logged because the installed version of the Asp.dll file is searching for a metabase key that does not exist. However, the metabase key does not need to exist because Asp.dll uses a default value. Asp.dll logs this event log entry to recommend that you reregister Asp.dll as an overly precautious troubleshooting step.
This event log entry is completely harmless and can be ignored.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
This problem was first corrected in Windows 2000 Service Pack 2.