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Classic ASP: Security is Painful
I had to write some good old classic ASP code today and my classic ASP coding skills are so rusty that I put tons of errors in the code.
I'm used to having basic ASP error messages on IIS5 and 6 which usually help me to track down problems.
On IIS7 I only got the following though: An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator
After investigating a bit I figured out that we changed the default for the "scriptErrorSentToBrowser" flag in IIS7. It's now false and you always get the error above.
Here is how to change it: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\appcmd set config -section:asp -scriptErrorSentToBrowser:true
Once you are done with debugging your ASP app please set it back to false. There are lots of 'evildoers' out there! :)