We recently upgraded from IIS 3 to IIS 4. We are using ActivePerl. We
had a simple SSI ad-rotating banner using perl, and it worked fine under
IIS 3. However, now we are getting the following error with IIS 4:
Can't open perl script "?????????????????????i???ú??": Invalid argument
I've checked all of the directory permissions, and they all seem right.
In fact, if I use "include virtual" instead of "exec cgi", the script
will be included in the HTML, so IIS is indeed finding and reading the
.cgi and .pl are both registered and mapped to the right files.
The only thing I can imagine is that IIS was installed with "exec"
disabled for security reasons. Unfortunately, the help files are wrong
and give bad information about how to enable and disable this feature.
It talks about the "metabase", which has been separated from the
registry, but it doen't tell you how to open the metabase for editing.
Am I going in the wrong direction? If not, how do I check to see if
"exec" is enabled/disabled. If I am going in the wrong direction, where
do I go from here?