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http error 501

Posted on 1998-10-06
Last Modified: 2013-12-25
When trying to submit a form to an odbc data source using IIS 3 on NT Srv 4 the following error is returned:

HTTP/1.0 501 Not Supported

any ideas as the the cause / solution?

ps I have instaled the server extensions on my www server

Question by:hurst
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Expert Comment

ID: 1855494

This is because Read and execute access is not set for the directory containing the scriptor IDC file that is being requested by the Web page. Executing the script from the WWW server itself may not cause the error to appear since the user account used to log on to the server may have administrator rights.
To correct this problem:
1. Open the Internet Server Manager, and bring up the properties of your WWW service.
2. Choose the Directories tab, then double-click your scripts directory.
3. Under the access section make sure Read and Execute are selected.
4. Check the security permissions on the directory in File Manager to verify that at least read and execute permissions are set on the files and the directory.

Good luck!


Expert Comment

ID: 1855495
Verfiy the access privilige for the data source.that might solve ur problem.

Author Comment

ID: 1855496
Accessing the same page and attempting to submit from the web server locally creates the same error. Execute and write permissions are set for all users.

Hope further help is available
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Expert Comment

ID: 1855497
Are u using FP98?

Author Comment

ID: 1855498
yes I am using fp98

The server extensions have come from the fp98 cd.

I have aworking copy of this set up running with iis4. All setup appears to be identical except that on the working copy I have a virtual www server where as on my duf version I have set up a virtual dir. Does either of these matter?


Author Comment

ID: 1855499
It appears that my www server is not even executing the asp page which references the odbc. I have tested a simple asp page to confirm this and found no script is being executed, however no errors are returned either. I assume the standard iis3 installation does not include asp support and if so where can I find the asp components to install. Thanks

Accepted Solution

MFK earned 100 total points
ID: 1855500
You must create an executable folder (the folder containing your asp files).Follow the same steps for any amount of folders that contain your asp file. Without this the asp will not be executed.You must also enable the folder containing the results page to run queries and Active Server Page code when the page is fetched. To do this, select the Folders View in the FrontPage Explorer, then click the folder that contains the asp files, and the same for the folder containing “results.asp” page. On the FrontPage Explorer’s Edit menu, choose Properties. In the folder’s Properties dialog box, select the Allow scripts to be run or Allow scripts or programs to be run option and click OK.


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