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    Can't display IIS test file localstart.asp

    Hi folks.

    I'm reading a book to learn ASP.NET, and have followed the instructions to install IIS (5.1) on my XP-SP3 PC.

    Problem is, in the post-installation testing phase I can't get the pre-installed test file localstart.asp to run. I have tried all of the following variations:


    The result is always:

    "The specified module could not be found"

    I have run IIS.MSC, then:
    Local Computer --> Websites --> Default Website
    Right-click shows it is started, and the file localstart.asp is listed on the right-hand side of the Management Console.

    Following advice found in another thread I went into the MMC console again --> right-click Default Website --> Properties --> Home Directory tab --> change "Application Protection" to Low. Then trying the above URLs again I get a slightly different message:

    "No web site is configured at this address."

    I have done a Google search and can see that a lot of people have been faced with the same problem, but couldn't find any resolution other than suggestions to make sure that the default website is started.

    Would any experts like to take a crack at this?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Grumpier old Moderator
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    I'd try uninstalling IIS, turn off "simple file sharing", then log back on as an administrator user and re-install IIS.

    I'm not sure the localstart.asp file is intended to run as a stand-alone, try just putting a one-liner asp file in your web and see if it runs asp properly.

    Also, XP may not have the NET framework installed, you can get it via windows update.
    Doug G
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