Classic ASP, IIS, IIS6, IIS7, IIS8, Internet Explorer, Programming, Software, Web Server

Classic ASP on IIS 8.5: Setting the Configuration to See ASP Error Messages

Classic ASP is still a very good option to develop or prototype simple Web applications with. Sometimes you’ll need to transition a classic ASP application from an older Web server to a more modern one. Basically, the ASP is still good, but the server is out of date and needs to be replaced.

When you upgrade your server, for example going from IIS 6 to IIS 8.5 (Windows 2012), you’ll quickly see that you need to make server configuration changes in order for your application to run like it should. See a previous article on my blog for instructions on how to enable Classic ASP on your new Web server (since it is not enabled by default).

Another issue you may encounter is that your migrated application doesn’t work and you have no idea why because the error messages are hidden. This is good for everyday use of your application by regular users, but it’s not so good if you are trying to debug issues with your application setup on the new Web Server. In this blog post I will explain how to set your system so that you can see the detailed error messages that your classic ASP application is throwing. Of course, once you are done and the application is running well, you should consider re-enabling settings so that regular users aren’t shown detailed application error messages. Continue reading “Classic ASP on IIS 8.5: Setting the Configuration to See ASP Error Messages”

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IIS, IIS8, Internet Explorer, Software, Technology, Web Development, Web Server, Windows 2012

Windows 2012: Update IE Settings for all Users with GPEdit

The most straightforward way to apply blanket updates to Internet Explorer settings for all users on a particular machine is to use the GPUpdate.msc tool to set the local group policy. Finding where these settings are in the group policy can be a challenge in itself.

In the following article I will review:

  1. Where to go in the local group policy to enable IE compatibility mode for a specific site on your local network
  2. How to set what sites are considered to be on your local network
  3. How to change an advanced setting for sites on your local network
  4. Dealing with IE  Enhanced Security Configuration errors

Continue reading “Windows 2012: Update IE Settings for all Users with GPEdit”