On a Microsoft Windows 2000-based system (earlier than
Service Pack 3), Microsoft Index Server does not, by default, index ASP.NET
content types, such as .aspx and .ascx files.
If you (as an
administrator) want to enable indexing of ASP.NET content types, use the
contents of the registry file included in the following section of this
article. This file associates .aspx files and .ascx files with the Index Server
HTML filter, and therefore ensures that the content is filtered correctly and
the visual content is displayed without revealing source code.
Use Registry Editor to Index ASP.NET Content Types
To use Registry Editor to associate .aspx files and .ascx files
with the Index Server HTML filter, follow these steps.WARNING
: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious
problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft
cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry
Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own
- Paste the following text into a text document:
- Rename the file with a .reg extension, and then execute the
newly created .reg file.
- Restart the server.
- Stop the Index Server service.
- Delete the contents of the Catalog.wci folder associated
with the catalog that you are working on.
- Restart the Index Server service, and then allow the
catalog to fully rebuild.
Index Server can be configured to index unknown content types, in
which case, ASP.NET content will be indexed by default, with or without the
registry entries. If the entries are present, the correct filtering will be
performed for .aspx and .ascx files. Otherwise, these files will be treated as
text, which is generally not optimal for a site that is set up to perform
indexing. Note that regardless of the registry settings, other ASP.NET content
types (for example, .asmx files and .config files) are not handled by the HTML
filter. If a Web site is configured to index these content types, you should
exercise care to limit search queries so that they do not contain these types
and inadvertently expose application data or source material.
that Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows XP, and Microsoft Windows Server contain the registry entries that associate .aspx and .ascx to the
Index Server HTML filter by default.
Article ID: 311521 - Last Review: June 9, 2004 - Revision: 5.3
- Microsoft Index Server 2.0
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0
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