Classic ASP/IIS7.5: HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed

Posted on 2014-03-07
Last Modified: 2014-03-12
Hi Experts

I have Win 7 Pro / IIS7.5 and within IIS I just added a new site, but now when I run a Classic ASP page, I get

HTTP/1.1 New Application Failed

I had the same issue last week, when I added another website and I just had to change one setting.  Which setting and where - now that's the mystery.

Thank you
Question by:APD_Toronto
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by:Big Monty
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try following these steps from Microsoft:
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or you can find the configuration file, in most cases at c:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\applicationhost.config.
After making a backup, open it in a text editor and find the line

<section name="asp" overrideModeDefault="Deny" /$gt;
change the Deny to Allow.

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That sounds familiar, but I somehow did it through the IIS UI?
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by:Big Monty
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i don't recall how it's done directly in IIS (although I'm almost positive it can be done), you're best best is just to find the file and edit it directly (making a backup before you do anything of course!)
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by:Dave Baldwin
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I cannot find that file

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For some reason, my file is at

and, even though I'm logged in as the administrator, it doesn't let me change it
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by:Big Monty
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copy it out of there, edit it, then copy it back in

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I copied out, edited it, but cannot copy it back in. Even when I go under Security for that folder I cannot give permission.

By the way, there are 2 files in the following folders:



why is that, and I think I can only do it through the UI, but how?

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Found it

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