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Cannot create ASP File

I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information Services. I
then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The Open With dialog
appears asking me to select a program. I copied an existing ASP file,
test.ASP from another computer where it runs successfully. When I copied it
to my computer it changed to test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs
Windows XP. I am not sure is this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up
and running on my computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct
this?
Oct 26 '07 #1
10 1908
>I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information Services. I
then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The Open With dialog
appears asking me to select a program. I copied an existing ASP file,
test.ASP from another computer where it runs successfully. When I copied
it
to my computer it changed to test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs
Windows XP. I am not sure is this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up
and running on my computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct
this?

http://www.w3schools.com/asp/asp_intro.asp
Oct 26 '07 #2
rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The
Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I copied an
existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where it runs
successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed to test.ASP
auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am not sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that one
already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One has to
use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
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Oct 26 '07 #3
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the folder and
Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page not found. Since I
have never ran an asp file on this computer, do you know if there is anything
else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The
Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I copied an
existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where it runs
successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed to test.ASP
auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am not sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that one
already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One has to
use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get a
quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.
Oct 28 '07 #4
Can you run an html file in the same location" I.E.,
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

rmcompute wrote:
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the
folder and Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page
not found. Since I have never ran an asp file on this computer, do
you know if there is anything else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
>rmcompute wrote:
>>I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The
Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I copied an
existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where it runs
successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed to
test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am not
sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that one
already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One
has to use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp
file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get
a quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.
--
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the
"NO SPAM"
Oct 28 '07 #5
PW

"rmcompute" <rm*******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:CD**********************************@microsof t.com...
>I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the folder
and
Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page not found.
Since I
have never ran an asp file on this computer, do you know if there is
anything
else that has to be checked?

Is the file called rmtest.asp in the folder named
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\rmtest01 ?

Oct 28 '07 #6
Yes. The htm file runs fine.

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
Can you run an html file in the same location" I.E.,
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

rmcompute wrote:
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the
folder and Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page
not found. Since I have never ran an asp file on this computer, do
you know if there is anything else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The
Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I copied an
existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where it runs
successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed to
test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am not
sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that one
already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One
has to use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp
file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get
a quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.

--
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the
"NO SPAM"
Oct 28 '07 #7
Yes. I also put the file in C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\ and tried to run as
http://localhost/Rmtest.asp but it still could not find the file. Could this
be a security issue?

"PW" wrote:
>
"rmcompute" <rm*******@discussions.microsoft.comwrote in message
news:CD**********************************@microsof t.com...
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the folder
and
Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page not found.
Since I
have never ran an asp file on this computer, do you know if there is
anything
else that has to be checked?


Is the file called rmtest.asp in the folder named
c:\inetpub\wwwroot\rmtest01 ?

Oct 28 '07 #8
I mentioned that it worked with htm but it was when I clicked on it and it
went to:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

When I typed
C:\localhost\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm it failed.

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
Can you run an html file in the same location" I.E.,
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

rmcompute wrote:
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the
folder and Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page
not found. Since I have never ran an asp file on this computer, do
you know if there is anything else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it. The
Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I copied an
existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where it runs
successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed to
test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am not
sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that one
already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One
has to use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp
file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
Microsoft MVP -- ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. The email account listed in my From
header is my spam trap, so I don't check it very often. You will get
a quicker response by posting to the newsgroup.

--
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the
"NO SPAM"
Oct 28 '07 #9
No, I am talking about opening your browser and navigating to
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm. It is totally irrelevant that it
runs when clicking it in Explorer, except that it confirms its presence
under wwwroot. Maybe you indirectly answered that question but I am not
sure. So again: can you navigate to the html page in your browser by
entering http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm in the address bar? If
not, then IIS may not be installed or configured properly.

You say your machine is running Windows 2000? Can you run the IIS Manager
applet? Can you see your website in IIS Manager?

rmcompute wrote:
I mentioned that it worked with htm but it was when I clicked on it
and it went to:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

When I typed
C:\localhost\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm it failed.

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
>Can you run an html file in the same location" I.E.,
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

rmcompute wrote:
>>I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the
folder and Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page
not found. Since I have never ran an asp file on this computer, do
you know if there is anything else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:

rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it.
The Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I
copied an existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where
it runs successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed
to test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am
not sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that
one already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One
has to use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp
file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp
--
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the
"NO SPAM"
Oct 28 '07 #10
I checked the status of the IIS Admin Service and it is Started. I Right
clicked it and then clicked on Properties. On the Log On tab I checked Allow
service to interact with desktop. I checked the Wold Wide Web Publishing
Service and it has a status of Starting but there is no option available to
start it. Does it remain as starting? I right clicked it and clicked on
properties. On the Log On tab I checked Allow service to interact with
desktop. Where does the system get told that directory http://localhost/
equates to C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\. I think this may be where the problem is,
but I could not find where on any of the properties that in either of the
services where this information could be entered.

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
No, I am talking about opening your browser and navigating to
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm. It is totally irrelevant that it
runs when clicking it in Explorer, except that it confirms its presence
under wwwroot. Maybe you indirectly answered that question but I am not
sure. So again: can you navigate to the html page in your browser by
entering http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm in the address bar? If
not, then IIS may not be installed or configured properly.

You say your machine is running Windows 2000? Can you run the IIS Manager
applet? Can you see your website in IIS Manager?

rmcompute wrote:
I mentioned that it worked with htm but it was when I clicked on it
and it went to:
C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

When I typed
C:\localhost\Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm it failed.

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:
Can you run an html file in the same location" I.E.,
http://localhost/Rmtest01/RmHTMLtest.htm

rmcompute wrote:
I typed http://localhost/Rmtest01/Rmtest.asp where Rmtest01 is the
folder and Rmtest.asp is the file, but I still got the message, page
not found. Since I have never ran an asp file on this computer, do
you know if there is anything else that has to be checked?

"Bob Barrows [MVP]" wrote:

rmcompute wrote:
I have Windows 2000 and recently included Internet Information
Services. I then created a simple ASP file and clicked on it.
The Open With dialog appears asking me to select a program. I
copied an existing ASP file, test.ASP from another computer where
it runs successfully. When I copied it to my computer it changed
to test.ASP auto file. The other computer runs Windows XP. I am
not sure is
this is the issue. I verified the IIS is up and running on my
computer. Is there anything that can be done to correct this?
While the article that Ed cited is good, it seems to assume that
one already knows how to run an asp file.

One cannot run an asp page by double-clicking it in Explorer. One
has to use a browser to request it from a web server, so, the asp
file needs to
be put in a folder under inetpub/wwwroot and requested via
http://localhost/foldername/test.asp

--
Microsoft MVP - ASP/ASP.NET
Please reply to the newsgroup. This email account is my spam trap so I
don't check it very often. If you must reply off-line, then remove the
"NO SPAM"
Oct 28 '07 #11

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