for those of you who want ASP
(Active Server Pages) and your WebSite 2.0 (Anyone running FrontPage2000 should have this
because your customers are going to want to use the "nifty" Database connector
in FrontPage and that requires YOU to have ASP on your NT server (all other
"stuff DOES NOT need you to have ASP on your NT Server (All you need to do is install
the FrontPage "extensions"):
- Using the NT 4 CD, install IIS2 (go into the i386 dir, the
InetSrv subdir, and run Inetstp.exe). Do not install the
ODBC drivers (it may give you a warning, but that's ok. More
on this a little later).
- Once the install is done, verify IIS can be started and
works. Using the Internet Service Manager, select the
WWW service and view properties. Change the Port to 81
(or some other port) and save the change. Close the ISM.
- Check in User Manager, and verify your IUSR_machine user
is in the list (you don't have to do anything with it).
- Run the ASP 1.0
install file (ASP.EXE). You may be warned
the WWW or FTP service is running, and it will ask to stop
- just click OK. Proceed with the install, but UNCHECK
the option to install ODBC -
again, you may get a warning,
but that's OK (more later). This time, the ASP installer
should work fine (including the part when it assigns
permissions to the IUSR_machine account).
- When it's done, start the Web Publishing Service, then go
to http://localhost:81/aspsamp and verify the samples are
working through IIS (they will still not work through WSP).
- Reboot for good measure.
- If your WebSite service started on boot, stop it.
- Run the WSP ASP installer (website21-asp.exe). This is
fairly straightforward, though make sure on the last screen
you Uncheck the box in the lower left corner that says
"Return to WSP installer", otherwise you'll get an error
that "autorun.exe" could not be found.
- At this point, you should be able to run ASP through WSP,
however, the only dirs initially set to run ASP scripts
are the docs and sample dirs (as mentioned in the last bit
of the WSP-ASP installer), so you'll be prompted for user
and password to get in them.
- To add your own ASP-active directories, create a mapping
to the dir on the WSP mapping tab and check the "ASP
application root" directory and click Add. Then on the
Access Control tab, add an entry for that dir mapping and
check the box for "Run in NT User Contexts". Save the
changes, and once the update takes place, that dir should
be able to run ASP!