.Net, ASP.NET, Classic ASP, IIS8, Programming, VBScript, Windows 2012

Enabling Classic ASP on IIS8 (Windows Server 2012)

IIS 8.5 on Windows 2012 R2
IIS 8.5 on Windows 2012 R2

Getting Classic ASP to run on IIS8.5 comes with a few gotchas that can easily cause problems well beyond what you might expect. In the article below I’ll review the general steps and guidelines that I figured out through trial and error by going through the process myself. Continue reading “Enabling Classic ASP on IIS8 (Windows Server 2012)”

.Net, ASP.NET, IIS8, Programming, Software, Web Development, Windows 2012

Notes on Setting up a New Web Site on IIS8


This article is intended to be a collection of helpful links to resources for people (including myself) who are setting up and configuring IIS8.5 on Windows Server 2012. I am also providing a step-by-step example of setting up a new Web site in IIS and configuring it for Windows Authentication.

If you find this article useful, then take a look at my guide to setting up sites in IIS7 . Continue reading “Notes on Setting up a New Web Site on IIS8”

.Net, ASP.NET, C#, GridView, IIS, IIS6, Programming, Software, Web Development, Web Server, WebForms, Windows 2003

Detecting and Upleveling ASP.NET Pages for IE11

It’s considered best-practice to do browser detection based on features rather than the more error-prone detection based on the user-agent. For example, see this Microsoft browser identification best practices article for how they suggest you structure your Internet Explorer detection scripts by making user of the ASP.NET HttpBrowserCapabilities Object.

If you are interested in reading more about the problems ASP.NET has recently had with IE10 and IE11, please check out my related article on the subject

Continue reading “Detecting and Upleveling ASP.NET Pages for IE11”