As almost all the web thought readers know, I am a long time ASP fan - and as I can see from your comments, many of you feel the same way.
With the most new (!) MS operating systems, when we install IIS, classic ASP is not included by default. We are talking about IIS7.0 and 7.5 here.
Accustomed to having ASP automatically installed, when we see a HTTP 404 error on our browser the first time we browse our beloved ASP web site, we remain completely lost. That happened to me in the past, because I couldn't imagine the real situation behind it.
Is MS trying to put ASP aside? I don't think so, but surely they are trying to promote .NET in any possible way.
Ok. If you don't know how to install classic ASP in IIS and your great .asp pages are not shining in all their glory, here you will find a quick and swift solution.
First of all, we have to determine which operation system we are using. After that, we have to follow a few simple steps accordingly.
Windows Vista and Windows Seven Client
1) Open the control panel;
2) click "Program and Features" and then click "Turn Windows Features on or off";
3) expand "Internet Information Services", then "World Wide Web Services" and "Application Development Features";
4) select "ASP" and "OK".
Window Server 2008
1) Go to "Administrative Tools" and select "Server Manager";
2) expand "Roles" and "Web Server (IIS)";
3) scroll down to "Role Services" and then click on "Add Role Services";
4) a wizard will open and you can select ASP from the "Select Role Services" panel:
Ok folks, that's all for today.
Keep on having a good time (and if you haven't, isn't it time to start?)