global.asa ignored

Posted on 2013-01-14
Last Modified: 2013-01-18
Hi Experts,

I have the following code:

Sub Session_OnStart

	Session.Timeout = 10
	Session("getRates") = True

End Sub

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Session("getRates") = False

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<%@ Language=VBScript %>

<%Session("Root") = "../"%>

Before common.asp getRates = <%=Session("getRates")%> <br>

<!--  <!-- #include file = "../includes/common.asp" -->

After common.asp getRates = <%=Session("getRates")%> <br> <br>


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The result I get is
Before common.asp getRates =
After common.asp getRates = False

14/01/2013 1:26:26 PM

Why is my first line empty?  

When I run this, I expect it to be True, False.
After, when i refresh before 10min, I expect False, False.
After, when i refresh after 10min, I expect True, False. Here I still False, False.

How come my initialization from global.asa isn't recognized?

I already restarted IIS.

Thank You
Question by:APD_Toronto
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38776006
I think global.asa must be in the root of your website.

(EDIT) PS: you didn't state anything about that but judging from the statement
Session("Root") = "../"

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I gathered these files are all located within a subdirectory or virtual directory.

Author Comment

ID: 38778818
My global.asa is in deed in my root.

This, however is on my localhost, where i access this as

global is under

Do I need to change somethhing in IIS to make "website" independent?  Maybe /website isnt't the root?
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38778857
Ok, so the global.asa is under /website and test.asp is under /website/cart?

Unless there are other websites running under the same root it should be easy to try moving it 1 level up (C:\inetpub\wwwroot\global.asa).

The eventual solution depends on the version of IIS, I think starting with version 7 there is an "Application" type folder which means the global.asa can stay in the /website folder if you convert the (virtual) directory to an Application folder. Under that the ".." is no longer available, that would essentially be like trying to access a different website.
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Author Comment

ID: 38778914
under IIS7, i have "convert to application", but not not "convert to web"

I know I hacve converted to web before, as i see sites listed under my iis, but can't remember how i did.
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38778930
under IIS7, i have "convert to application"
But that's the one I meant, that should make /website your root and so it should recognise your global.asa
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38778940
If you had wanted to make a new website then you should right click a level higher, also this is only available I think in Win Professional, not Home versions.

EDIT: but only available is 'New website', not 'convert' AFAIK...

Author Comment

ID: 38779001
ok, i converted website as a site under port 8082, but now:

if i go to http://localhost/website/cart/test.asp, my- first result is <empty>, False - back to my original post.

if i go to http://localhost:8082/cart/test.asp - i get
HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed

What am i doing wrong, and am i using the propper URL?
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38779032
Hmm, I just tested the "convert to application" and works like a charm: True/False like you expected...

The first part of your last post probably still refers to the same existing files so nothing changed there.

The second part seems correct to me but hard to really say much about it without knowing the whole configuration. The place to start if you wanna go down this route (as opposed to the 'convert') would be the IIS logging.

Author Comment

ID: 38779079
IIS Logging?  How and what would that show?

Could you maybe walk me through how to create a new site and test out my code above?
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38779116
IIS logging can be found under c:\inetpub and/or c:\windows\system32\logfiles, it sometimes shows the real reason behind an otherwise inexplicable error.

From IIS, you probably right clicked on Sites and chose Add Web Site. Then because you need to have some distinction you chose to run it on port 8082? Then set the path to the same path as before and that should normally work. However googling for that error there seem to be lots of possible reasons for it.

I get the feeling the 'convert' would be a lot easier. (and also looking at the clock a better solution to try)
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Expert Comment

by:Robert Schutt
ID: 38779184
I'm gonna be out for a couple of hours so hope to talk to you later or tomorrow.

Author Comment

ID: 38779186
Any ideas:

#Software: Microsoft Internet Information Services 7.5
#Version: 1.0
#Date: 2013-01-15 16:26:45
#Fields: date time s-ip cs-method cs-uri-stem cs-uri-query s-port cs-username c-ip cs(User-Agent) sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status time-taken
2013-01-15 16:26:45 ::1 GET /cart/test.asp |-|ASP_0145|New_Application_Failed 8082 - ::1 Mozilla/4.0+(compatible;+MSIE+7.0;+Windows+NT+6.1;+WOW64;+Trident/5.0;+SLCC2;+.NET+CLR+2.0.50727;+.NET+CLR+3.5.30729;+.NET+CLR+3.0.30729;+Media+Center+PC+6.0;+.NET4.0C;+.NET4.0E;+MDDR;+IPH+ 500 0 0 0

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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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Before I go into that log please explain why you haven't reacted to about 4 remarks now concerning the 'convert to application' which should work swimmingly...

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