IIS 6 - Application Protection (LOW)

Posted on 2003-03-11
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Last Modified: 2012-05-04
Hopefully someone has some insight into this situation.

We currently have an intranet that runs on an IIS 5 box. In the IIS 5 box you can set Application Protection to LOW (IIS Process).

We are testing out IIS 6 on Windows .NET Server 2003 Beta/

We currently have some ASP code that calls ASPExec that when it runs I get the following error : ERROR: Could not create process

I have been asking around and our Systems guys seems to think that it has to do with setting the Application Protection Level to Low. Now in IIS 6 I don't see any kind of setting for this. It seems to have gone away.

Any thoughts on this problem. Does this make sense?


Question by:JoshFink
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ID: 8132004
I have had similar issues when I originally migrated from Win2k to .Net RC1 with my PHP sites.  Although I am not versed in ASP itself, I may be able to offer some advice:

-Open the IIS manager eihter through Administration Tools or from Manage My Server, depending on how your server is set up.
-Open the Web Service Extensions folder
-Make sure that both the Active Server Pages and the ASP .Net extensions are enabled
-If they are, then go to the properties of the individual site, and then proceed to the Home Directory tab
-Make sure that Executable Permissions is set to either Scripts Only or Scripts and Executables
-Click the Configuration button and make sure that ASP pages have their own ISAPI mappings created, and also make sure that the mappings are pointing to the correct ISAPI dlls.  I apologize that I cant tell you what they should be, as I said above, I do not work with ASP, so I am unsure of the correct mappings.
-If all that doesnt change anything, there may be specific code that is incompatible with the new ASP.Net.  I attended one of Microsoft's Developer Conferences on the new ASP.Net when they had one in my hometown, and the way they put it, it sounded as if there might be issues when upgrading...

I hope these tips help you, if not, hopefully someone else will have a little more experience with ASP than I do...

- Nuclear_Eclipse

Author Comment

ID: 8132195
Thanks for the help. I do appreciate it.

The strange thing is I keep mucking around with it and all of a sudden it starts to work. 20 minutes later it stops.. Very strange. I think it has something to do with permissions for either the IWAM or ISUR user.

I might just go back to Win2K as I know it works right out of the box.. Very strange, huh?

Thanks again


PS.. Any more suggestions are welcome as I believe I have done all of the above except for it's own ISAPI mapping. But then again I don't know the correct DLL's for those.

Expert Comment

ID: 8133630
Ya, my problem with PHP frustrated me so bad at first that I reverted to loading 2k.  Luckily, I had thought to create a dual-boot with the old 2k OS and the new Beta, so it was as easy as rebooting, but once I took the time to figure it all out, it started working and I have been using RC1 ever since, its really great.

Anyways, I hope someone can help you out more than I did, good luck.

- Nuclear_Eclipse
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Author Comment

ID: 8212295
Ok.. The only way I've gotten this to work (in the interim, not a safe solution) was to set both IUSR users in the administrator group. It really shouldn't be this hard though.. I'll keep looking.



Author Comment

ID: 8274794
Found a fix. Since ASPExec uses cmd.exe we actually need to give specific permissions for the web user to use cmd.exe as it is locked down.

How about that??


Author Comment

ID: 10608460
Can I get points refunded on this, I found the answer myself.



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