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global.asa issue using .asp pages in .NET environment

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I installed VS.NET and the .NET environment and did a couple sites in asp.net.  Now I want to do a simple .asp page for somebody and now realize all my .asp sites get the same error.  They used to work fine, but obviously installing .NET screwed up the settings.  I never really understood what the global.asa file did. What do I change to get the .asp pages working?

Active Server Pages, ASP 0134 (0x80004005)
The object has an invalid ProgID of 'MSWC.MyInfo'.
//global.asa, line 1

I have windows XP.  
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by:OliWarner
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for ASP.net your global file should be called:
global.asax
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Sorry my bad... read the question wrong... Has been a long day...

Could you print your global.asa file so i can see what's actually causing the error...
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by:dougfosterNYC
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Hence, my problem.  I never used global.asa files in my .asp pages.  The ASP sites worked fine, until I installed .NET.  So I guess I need a global.asa file in each of my .ASP sites unless there is a setting to change.

 I put in a blank global.asa file, but that didn't work.  Is there a basic template to use?
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by:OliWarner
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No, no global.asa or a blank file called global.asa should work fine...

I've just read that you need to replace the DLL file...
Download http://www.cagedguru.com/myinfo_dll.zip
and put it in your C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32 folder...

You'll have to restart IIS for that to take effect...


Another fix i've seen is just having a blank global.asa file...
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by:dougfosterNYC
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Yea, I put in a blank global.asa file, and that didn't work.  I also put in the dll in the system32 diretory and restarted my web site but it still doesn't work.  It seems like it's looking at a different file, because it says:

The object has an invalid ProgID of 'MSWC.MyInfo'.

in the error.  What is that about?  

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by:OliWarner
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MSWeb Core i believe...

Have you tried downloading the framework from MS and installing it... or any updates
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by:dougfosterNYC
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You mean the .NET framework?  Well, yea, I installed it to develop and run .NET apps on my machine.  Those work fine.  I did it a little over a month ago.  I can't believe this is a problem of not being "up to date".  

But something changed on my .ASP page setup.   I can't be the only one who has had this happen..... ugh....
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by:OliWarner
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I mean if you installed it off you VS disk it could be out of date...
You should download a copy off their site, uninstall the old version (even if it looks to be the same version) and install the new one...
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by:avidya
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Hi,

if you have a blank global.asa, be sure to
- "Unload" your web in IIS
- stop your website
- clean your cache (both client and server)
- restart the computer with the webserver
- and start the website agian in IIS.

should work fine, if not:
scan for:
<OBJECT RUNAT=Server SCOPE=Session  ID=MyInfo   PROGID="MSWC.MyInfo">
</OBJECT>
and delete this lines
then "unload", stop, clean cache, restart ans start like above.
It should work now

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Hopefully this will work... but what do you mean by "unloading" the web service?
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by:OliWarner
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type services.msc in the run dialogue
right click the IIS service and click stop
then clcik start...
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by:avidya
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Hi DougfosterNYC,

To "Unload" a web:
- click "start/programs/administrative tools/Internet Information Services
- double click your computername
- double click "Web Sites"
- right click your website
- choose "properties"
- choose "home directory"
- click "Unload"
This unloads the webapp from memory, etc.



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by:dougfosterNYC
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Hey Avidya.  I went to "home directory" tab in my website and I don't see any "unload".  I might try scanning for the <object runat....." text but do you mean in any file in the web service and not just the website itself?  
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Right click my computer
click manage
expand "services and applications"
rick click "Internet information service"
go to all tasks and click restart IIS
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by:avidya
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Hi Doug,

"Unload" resides in IIS and is only available if someone is using your website

you can start IIS by  clicking "start/programs/administrative tools/Internet Information Services
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by:delolds
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Doug,

One last thing - I ran into the same problem and it was the global.asa at the root of my webserver (Inetpub), not in the virtual server / directories causing the problem. At least on WinXP SP2 with .Net 1.1 installed.

-del
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