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IIS 5.1 OK button unavailable when you add application mappings

Symptoms
When you add application mappings in Internet Information Services (IIS) on a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP Professional Edition, the OK button is unavailable after you type or browse to the path of the .exe file or the .dll file and type the file name extension.
Cause
This problem occurs because the Application Mappings dialog box sets the text box to a compacted path that includes ellipses for readability. Until the focus changes back to the text box, the compacted path is used and the path is not valid.
Workaround
To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. Right-click the individual Web site or the Web Sites folder, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Home Directory tab, click Configuration.
  3. Under Application Configuration, click Add, and then click the Mappings tab.
  4. With the Add/Edit Application Extension Mapping dialog box open, click Browse to select the .exe file or the .dll file from the local path on the Web server.

    Note You must type the path to a valid file in the Executable text box or the OK button remains unavailable. The easiest way to make sure that you enter a valid path is to select the file by using the Browse button.
  5. After the path appears in the Executable text box, click in the Executable text box to initialize the path.
  6. Click in the Extension space, and then type the file name extension.

    Note You must enter the period (.) in front of the extension in the Extension text box, or the OK button remains unavailable.
  7. When the OK button becomes active, click OK to continue.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information

Steps to reproduce the behavior

  1. Right-click the individual Web site or the Web Sites folder, and then click Properties.
  2. On the Home Directory tab, click Configuration.
  3. Under Application Configuration, click Add, and then click the Mappings tab.
  4. With the Add/Edit Application Extension Mapping dialog box open, click Browse to select the .exe file or the .dll file from the local path on the Web server.

    Note For the problem to occur, the path must contain more than 30 characters.
  5. Click in the Extension space, and then type the file name extension. Note that the OK button remains unavailable, and you cannot click OK to continue.
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Article ID: 317948 - Last Review: 06/19/2014 14:27:00 - Revision: 4.0

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