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Visual Basic CGI won't run on NT4 - IIS??

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Hello...

I've written several script (exe)in visual basic 4 pro. They all work perfect out of the cgi-bin directory on Xitami and a couple other web servers, but when I run them on NT4 with IIS4.0 I get the following:

I have to include the .exe extension because if I don't, the file is 404 not found. Under Configuration, .exe is not in the list of extensions under Application Mappings.  I would add it, but what do I use for the executable?

...so I type the full file name:

http://mydns.com/cgi-bin/myapp.exe?val=whatever

and it just hangs there with a spinning hour glass. It doesn't send anything back...

It works fine on other servers. Any ideas on how to fix this? Help would be appreciated...I'm losing hair. :-0

Ang
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by:MasseyM
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Are theproper rights setup for that directory?  ie Execute Rights?
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Under the Properties of the Default web site in the MMC, then the Home Directory tab, Permissions are set to Execute, but under Configuration, .exe is not in the list of extensions under Application Mappings.  I would add it, but what do I use for the executable?  I have not dealt with this too much yet.  I also checked just the cgi-bin directory under Default Web Site and it is the same.  File permissions are all correct.

Ang
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Under the Properties of the Default web site in the MMC, then the Home Directory tab, Permissions are set to Execute, but under Configuration, .exe is not in the list of extensions under Application Mappings.  I would add it, but what do I use for the executable?  I have not dealt with this too much yet.  I also checked just the cgi-bin directory under Default Web Site and it is the same.  File permissions are all correct.

Ang
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Could you send me a copy of one to test?  masseym@mrqcorp.com

also, any parameters would be nice too.

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Answer was sent in email.

Basically, there is just the need to send the proper header to the browser before sending the HTML.


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