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ASP debugging without installing frontpage extensions on server

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Does anyone know if it is possible to debug ASP code without installing the front page extensions on the web server?  The sever admin people at my company are unwilling to do the installation.
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by:Hurkle
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There are several ways to work on asp code without having the frontpage extensions installed.  One is to use VNC, or TightVNC, to connect remotely to the folder on the server where the asp files are located.  This might not be an acceptable solution, as it requires a VNC server component to be installed on the server.  You also need a VNC client on your end.  I've used VNC for years, and it's password protected security features have been good enough to protect what I've been working on, but you'll have to check with your server admin people.

Another possibility is to use FTP to download the files you want to work on, edit them on a local machine, and then upload your changes to your production directory.  Again, this might not meet your admin folks security needs.

You could also create a duplicate install of the entire web application on a local machine, and do all your editing and debugging there, then email the updated files to one of the admin folks for them to copy to the production folder.

Last but not least, there are many other web page editors out there that will do what you need, the question is how do you get access to the folders on your server?  It depends on your security setup.

Finally, you could create your own web based editing tool in asp.  You could use the FileSystem object to grab a list of all the filenames of your asp pages, and create a list where each file is a hyperlink.  Then, when you click on a file, use the filesystem object to open and read the contents of the file, and fill a text area object with that code.  Then, make whatever changes you need, hit 'submit', and have code that saves your changes over the original file.

I hope this gets you started.
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by:commonorgarden
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Thanks for the info.

I map directly to the server to copy my files over.  However, I am unable to set up a project in Interdev because it won't accept the server name I give it, and I'm assuming that this is because FP isn't installed.  So I can't debug my code properly.
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Hurkle earned 500 total points
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I haven't worked in Interdev, so I can't adress the particulars.  However, is it possible that you have a local machine that you can set up a project on, and then do all your editing and debugging on that machine, and then upload whatever asp files are changed to the protected server?
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by:commonorgarden
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Thanks for your help on this one - it seems that I can't do exactly what I want and will just have to use a workaround.
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