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IIS7 - Classic ASP HTTP500 error page

Complexity in the name of 'security'?



10:20 am on Aug 28, 2008 (gmt 0)

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After struggling for days with this problem, I am now completely lost.

Having migrated a Classic ASP site over to IIS 7, my custom http 500 error page is no longer emailing me the error details.

Running: Windows Server 2008 / IIS7 / Parallels Plesk 8.6

There seem to be a hundred ways to configure error pages: via Plesk, via the IIS snap-in, via web.config... It's all got a bit too much.

I have no knowledge of ASP.NET and don't really understand the whole web.config thing, but it seems that any changes I make in Plesk or IIS create (or modify) a web.config file in the web root. Can't see why it is there if ASP.NET is disabled for this site?

So far I can just about get to a configuration whereby an error (404 or 500) executes the appropriate page, which is fine for the custom 404 page, but my custom 500 page cannot seem to retrieve the Server.GetLastError() data to send to me as an email like it used to?

Running out of hair to pull out! :(

[edited by: Panic_Man at 10:21 am (utc) on Aug. 28, 2008]


4:34 pm on Sep 2, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Why have you moved a Classic ASP to IIS7?


2:16 pm on Sep 9, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Server upgrade - no choice.


6:48 pm on Dec 21, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Wondering if you ever got resolve for this as i have run into the same problem. I got around it by adding a 500-100 error and showing the error for my IP. Not the ultimate solution but enough to get what I needed

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