IIS 7 Enable Details Error messages remotely

Posted on 2010-01-03
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
When I create a new website in my web hosting control panel the detailed error messages for asp are turned off by default on an IIS 7 server.  
I can contact the support team to enable it, but is there any way this can be enabled by placing a file on the server?  E.g. a web.config file (which I don't know anything about)
I am using classic asp for this site.
Question by:harris9999
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    web.config file is for .net environment and not applicable in classic ASP. The only way to see detailed error report in client browser is to set it from the IIS server.. As per my understanding, there is no workaround available for this situation.

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    you can do this with the following content in web.config, but only if the system administrator has allowed that property to be delegated:

       <asp scriptErrorSentToBrowser="true"/>

    refer to this resource for more info:  

    cheers,  Mike.
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    I found a different work around.  
    In the control panel I can create custom error messages so I redirected the 500:100 errors to a page which caught the error and displayed it.  
    Thanks for the help anyway.
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    just a poinjt of clarification - the first comment is actually not true for IIS7.  That was the case for IIS6, but since IIS7, all IIS configuration can be done by web.config


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