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ASP pages timeout in  IIS 7

Posted on 2008-10-13
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IIS 7 on  Windows 2008.
As far as I know, ASP is enabled. It shows up in IIS manager under application development.
For example, if I request test.txt from the default application directory, I get the page.
If I request test.asp, which exists in the same directory, "Script timed out"
(test.asp contains no code, just some random text)
What is  the IIS 7 configuration I'm missing?
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by:chilternPC
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I would not  use random text
try the ATTACHED.

<%@ LANGUAGE="VBSCRIPT" %>

<!--- You should get --->

<!--- current system date and time ---> 
 

<HTML>

<HEAD>

<TITLE>ASP Test Page</TITLE>

</HEAD>
 

<BODY>

Today's date and time is <%=Now()%>.

</BODY>

</HTML> 

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by:awalkinthepark
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I've tried pages like that, and simply renaming the test.txt page ".asp".
All the same result. Which is why I think it is some sort of ASP configuration issue.
Additionally, I set the ASP script time out  to 10 seconds,  for debugging purposes, but it still takes minutes to time out.
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chilternPC earned 250 total points
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do you have full access to the server ?
usually is ASP is not enabled on servers the error is faster than a timeout. so it sounds like ASP is enabled .but not quite right.
try this link:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc753918.aspx
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by:awalkinthepark
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Yes I have access.
I must correct my description, the box is running 2008 Web edition.
When I go to programs and features, it doesn't have ASP as an option.
I'll looking around to try to determine if  "web edition" for some
ridiculous reason does not support ASP.
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by:awalkinthepark
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Under server roles - Role services I can see that ASP is installed - ISAPI filters and extensions as well.
Looks like it's supposed to be available on the box and "should" be working
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by:awalkinthepark
ID: 22707913
as another test, I requested an ASP ( simple as above) page from  2008 standard server IIS 7 without any trouble.

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by:awalkinthepark
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And for the topper, without any apparent changes, it now serves up the asp page.
No explanation..

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who knows what happened. I did restart IIS.
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