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ASP site not available on IIS 6.0 (Cannot find server or DNS error)

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I have just set up an ASP-based site to a new Windows 2003 SP1 server with
IIS 6.0. Before now the site has run under IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000.

Every time an ASP page is opened, IE shows the error: "Cannot find server or
DNS Error".
All static page types open fine (HTM, GIF etc)

The confusing thing is - I have allowed Active Server Pages under Web
Service Extensions in the IIS manager. No other extensions are allowed,
other than ASP.NET.

I have tried accessing the site from the server itself, from another machine
on the LAN. I have tried using the IP address, server name and localhost in
the URL. I have also removed the Virtual Directory the site lives in. None
of these changes made any difference. Oh yes, I have also tried rebooting!

What else is there to look at??
Oct 3 '05 #1
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What connections does the ASP page attempt to make?
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Of recent origin; modern. The development, installation, and implementation
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"Laurence Neville" wrote:
I have just set up an ASP-based site to a new Windows 2003 SP1 server with
IIS 6.0. Before now the site has run under IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000.

Every time an ASP page is opened, IE shows the error: "Cannot find server or
DNS Error".
All static page types open fine (HTM, GIF etc)

The confusing thing is - I have allowed Active Server Pages under Web
Service Extensions in the IIS manager. No other extensions are allowed,
other than ASP.NET.

I have tried accessing the site from the server itself, from another machine
on the LAN. I have tried using the IP address, server name and localhost in
the URL. I have also removed the Virtual Directory the site lives in. None
of these changes made any difference. Oh yes, I have also tried rebooting!

What else is there to look at??

Oct 3 '05 #2

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Most pages connect to a SQL Server database. However, I don't think this has
anything to do with the problem. Even a simple Hello World test ASP page
like this one produces the "Cannot find server or DNS Error":

<html>
<head>
<title>Test Page</title>
</head>
<body>
<%
Dim strMessage

strMessage = "Hello World"

Response.Write (strMessage)

%>
</body>
</html>
"Bryan E Fairchild" <Br***@NeotericIT.com.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
What connections does the ASP page attempt to make?
--
Regards,
Bryan Fairchild
-----------------
NeotericIT.com
Of recent origin; modern. The development, installation, and implementation of computer systems and applications.
"Laurence Neville" wrote:
I have just set up an ASP-based site to a new Windows 2003 SP1 server with IIS 6.0. Before now the site has run under IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000.

Every time an ASP page is opened, IE shows the error: "Cannot find server or DNS Error".
All static page types open fine (HTM, GIF etc)

The confusing thing is - I have allowed Active Server Pages under Web
Service Extensions in the IIS manager. No other extensions are allowed,
other than ASP.NET.

I have tried accessing the site from the server itself, from another machine on the LAN. I have tried using the IP address, server name and localhost in the URL. I have also removed the Virtual Directory the site lives in. None of these changes made any difference. Oh yes, I have also tried rebooting!
What else is there to look at??

Oct 4 '05 #3

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I solved the problem. I reinstalled the Windows 2003 Server service pack 1
and now ASP pages work. I have no idea why this fixed it. The server was
renamed at some point - maybe it has to do with it.....

"Laurence Neville" <la*************@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:O3**************@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
Most pages connect to a SQL Server database. However, I don't think this has anything to do with the problem. Even a simple Hello World test ASP page
like this one produces the "Cannot find server or DNS Error":

<html>
<head>
<title>Test Page</title>
</head>
<body>
<%
Dim strMessage

strMessage = "Hello World"

Response.Write (strMessage)

%>
</body>
</html>
"Bryan E Fairchild" <Br***@NeotericIT.com.(donotspam)> wrote in message
news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
What connections does the ASP page attempt to make?
--
Regards,
Bryan Fairchild
-----------------
NeotericIT.com
Of recent origin; modern. The development, installation, and implementation
of computer systems and applications.
"Laurence Neville" wrote:
I have just set up an ASP-based site to a new Windows 2003 SP1 server with IIS 6.0. Before now the site has run under IIS 5.0 on Windows 2000.

Every time an ASP page is opened, IE shows the error: "Cannot find server or DNS Error".
All static page types open fine (HTM, GIF etc)

The confusing thing is - I have allowed Active Server Pages under Web
Service Extensions in the IIS manager. No other extensions are allowed, other than ASP.NET.

I have tried accessing the site from the server itself, from another machine on the LAN. I have tried using the IP address, server name and
localhost in the URL. I have also removed the Virtual Directory the site lives in. None of these changes made any difference. Oh yes, I have also tried rebooting!
What else is there to look at??


Oct 4 '05 #4

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Does this help?
http://www.aspfaq.com/show.asp?id=2476

Laurence Neville wrote:
Most pages connect to a SQL Server database. However, I don't think
this has anything to do with the problem. Even a simple Hello World
test ASP page like this one produces the "Cannot find server or DNS
Error":

<html>
<head>
<title>Test Page</title>
</head>
<body>
<%
Dim strMessage

strMessage = "Hello World"

Response.Write (strMessage)

%>
</body>
</html>
"Bryan E Fairchild" <Br***@NeotericIT.com.(donotspam)> wrote in
message news:69**********************************@microsof t.com...
What connections does the ASP page attempt to make?
--
Regards,
Bryan Fairchild
-----------------
NeotericIT.com
Of recent origin; modern. The development, installation, and
implementation of computer systems and applications.
"Laurence Neville" wrote:
I have just set up an ASP-based site to a new Windows 2003 SP1
server with IIS 6.0. Before now the site has run under IIS 5.0 on
Windows 2000.

Every time an ASP page is opened, IE shows the error: "Cannot find
server or DNS Error".
All static page types open fine (HTM, GIF etc)

The confusing thing is - I have allowed Active Server Pages under
Web Service Extensions in the IIS manager. No other extensions are
allowed, other than ASP.NET.

I have tried accessing the site from the server itself, from
another machine on the LAN. I have tried using the IP address,
server name and localhost in the URL. I have also removed the
Virtual Directory the site lives in. None of these changes made any
difference. Oh yes, I have also tried rebooting!

What else is there to look at??


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