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ASP Woes in Vista

apu95

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#1
We're starting ASP in school, and the computers are running WinXP Pro (which I think comes with IIS 6). Anyways, we're playing around with opening and writing to text files, so I wrote this piece of code:
Code:
<% Option Explicit %>

<html>

<head>
    <title>
        Text Data Files
    </title>
</head>

<body>

    <h3>Writing to a text data file...</h3>
    
    <%
        dim FileObj, FileOpen, strTempo
        
        Set FileObj = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
        Set FileOpen = FileObj.opentextfile("c:\inetpub\wwwroot\data.txt",2)
        
        FileOpen.Writeline "Line 1"
        FileOpen.Writeline "Line 2"
        FileOpen.Writeline "Line 3"
        
        FileOpen.Close
        
    %>
    
    <h3>Reading from a text data file...</h3>
    
    <%
        Set FileOpen = FileObj.opentextfile("c:\inetpub\wwwroot\data.txt",1)
        
        while not FileOpen.atendofline
            response.write("<br>")
            strTempo = FileOpen.readline
            response.write(strTempo)
        wend
        
        FileOpen.close
                
    %>
    
</body>
</html>
Now, I'm trying to run it on my laptop, and it doesn't work! I have the data.txt file in the appropriate folder, but it keeps giving a HTTP 500 error. I got it to run fine on the WinXP computers, but not on my own. My guess is that there's some weird incompatibility with IIS 7 that comes with Vista...

Any ideas?
 

fitz

Woah.. I'm still here?
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Political User
#2
Classic ASP is dead and dying.. not really sure why you are studying it in school.. but then, I know people in school still learning on Pascal/Fortran/and *shudder* scheme!

Let's start from the basics.. installing ASP in Vista -
Go to: Control Panel/Programs/Windows Features/IIS/World Wide Web Services/Application Development Features - make sure ASP is checked
Restart IIS after installing ASP

other things to check after that..
Permissions.. who has write access to the c:\inetpub\wwwroot directory?
 
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apu95

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#3
Sorry for taking so long to reply -_-. I had to take an emergency trip home...

Anyways, thanks for replying ^_^. I'm not sure where to find this. I know that I can right click on the folder, and then I see the list of users for permissions. In said list, I saw a user called IISUSERS (or something along those lines). I put that user in Full Control, and it still didn't work...maybe I skipped a step, I'm not sure. I can't think of any other place to look other than that one.
 

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