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Old October 12th, 2003, 01:45 PM
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Default Cannot view asp pages with Win XP Pro (IIS 5.1)

I recently upgraded my computer from XP Home Edition to XP Pro. I did this so that I could work with ASP pages on my home PC. I have installed and configured IIS just as I have in the past, but when I attempt to connect to any of the ASP pages via IE, I see that a connection is attempted in the status bar, but after waiting a few minutes, I finally receive a Page Cannot Be Displayed error. Keep in mind this is not a coding error, because it occurs even when I try to access the IISHelp folder in the default website section through the Management Console.

One other note - I do have Mcafee Security Center installed on this machine. I have attempted connecting with all of the options in the security center disabled, and I have also attemped connecting with all of the non-essential programs running in the background terminated (I did this through the Task Manager). I don't believe that the Mcafee applications are causing this problem, but I thought it might be important to mention in case anyone knows of an existing conflict.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Ditto, Amonte! If you ever find an answer please e-mail me at marymacc@pacbell.net. Here is my scenario:

I recently upgraded my computer system from a Windows 98 using PWS to a Windows XP Pro (Pentium 4 Processor at 3.2 GHZ with HT Technology) - 512 MB Dual Channel SDRAM). I need to use IIS for an asp class to test web pages. I have version 5.1.2600.1 of IIS. I've been having problems with IIS in getting my pages to display.

My default web site is on in IIS and all folders are displayed on the left panel of IIS. The right panel displays all the individual files within a folder I have selected on the left side. When I right click the page I want to view on the right panel and select browse, I get a message that the web site has been found and is waiting for a response. However, the status bar takes forever to get to the halfway point and then hangs. Can someone tell me why this may be occurring.

If I don't use IIS to view my ASP pages but use Dreamweaver MX, I also have problems browsing/testing my ASP code now. It mostly occurs when I want to preview the page in a browser or use Live Data view. Dreamweaver hangs up. Also, when I want to go into Dreamweaver and view site information (such as Edit Sites), it takes forever and many times hangs again! I know this isn't a Dreamweaver forum but it may be a clue as to why I am having problems with IIS above.

I have two computers and a laptop set up on a wireless home network so am wondering if this problem may be related to the network configuration. Also, I've recently downloaded and installed all the latest security updates from Microsoft on my computer and this may be changed a setting in IIS somewhere preventing my pages from testing correctly.

My site information for my Dreamweaver folder is as follows:

Local Info

Site Name: asp
Local Root Folder - c:\Inetpub\wwwroot\BegASPFiles|
http address: http://

Testing server info

Server Model - asp VBScript
Access- Local/Network
Testing Server folder - C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\BegASPFilesURL prefix - http://localhost/beginaspfiles/

All file permissions are enabled on the web site folder BegASPFiles in IIS.

I'm sure this is remarkably simple but I'm new at this and have struggled to make corrections with little success. So far, posts to Microsoft directly and to Macromedia Dreamweaver's forums have resulted in no responses.. I've reinstalled Dreamweaver MX several times as well as IIS but the problem is still the same!


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Are you using loops in your code? Last time I saw such behavior was due to an infinite loop.

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i think there is aproblem in iis try to test the code on diferent machine win xp Pro

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Old January 23rd, 2005, 04:38 PM
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I had the same problem. I worked on it for two days...

I tried configuring port 80, uninstalling and reinstalling IIS, all firewall configs, and all virus settings. Had no luck. On the third day for grins, I uninstalled McCaffee Privacy Service. Bingo, that was it...

I reinstalled it again and guess what it stopped working... I tried all the setting in McCafee Privacy Service with no luck. I finally uninstalled it again and all is working. I guess I will just have to do without McCafee Privacy Service. Its a shame, I like to have a secure computer.

Regards, Tom

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I have heard of problems with security programs however never experienced them myself.

;;;Its a shame, I like to have a secure computer
yes, you should. FYI: disconnect from the internet, now disable your security programmes and you are safe.

;;;Last time I saw such behavior was due to an infinite loop
Posting the exact error type/behaviour can eliminate this as a problem, an infinate loop would mean IIS is running. You should be hitting the http://localhost/localstart.asp page before running code (as all good starting ASP books suggest)

1..What exactly are you typing in the browser, Eg:
2..What happens when you type the above line in your browser? exact browser behaviour, error number/type...

1..Have you got 'show friendly http error messages turned off'?
tools/internet options/advanced/ now untick checkbox
2..Set to never dial a connection:
tools/internet options/connections/check to radion button

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