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I have a client whose hosting provider dissappeared. He has an old ASP (read: Pre-.net) site and I need to get the site online at a new provider. TO start, I am trying to run it internally to make sure I know how to make it work. I have a local copy of the files but I cannot seem to get the site to start. I keep getting http 500 errors.
I am trying to run the site under IIS 6.0 on a Server 2003 machine. I have allowed ASP scripts to run under web service extensions, I have configured the site's root directory as the virtual directory, I have chosen the default document to display as default.asp. I still get HTTP 500 and I don't understand why.
Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong or missing here?

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I have a client whose hosting provider dissappeared. He has an old ASP (read: Pre-.net) site and I need to get the site online at a new provider. TO start, I am trying to run it internally to make sure I know how to make it work. I have a local copy of the files but I cannot seem to get the site to start. I keep getting http 500 errors.
I am trying to run the site under IIS 6.0 on a Server 2003 machine. I have allowed ASP scripts to run under web service extensions, I have configured the site's root directory as the virtual directory, I have chosen the default document to display as default.asp. I still get HTTP 500 and I don't understand why.
Any ideas on what I may be doing wrong or missing here?

Does the site work on your own machine?

Best bet is to check it on your machine first and if it runs there, you will know that it is an environment issue with the server, although I can't see any reason for this based on your post.

If you run it locally and the error still exists, you shouldn't get a 500 error but the actually error :)

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