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This is on a Windows 10 computer. I have successfully completed setting up IIS and system settings for running a web page written in Classic ASP. Attaching it as a process after opening up the folder location of the default.asp and code did not work.

But I had success with this option:

And since I have already set things up in my ISS it appears as an option to debug:


- Enable Client-side debugging: true
- Enable Server-side debugging: true
- Send errors to browser: true

The asp files are recognized in the Solution Explorer with this associated icon for an asp file.

But the problem is that I can not put a breakpoint. If I try the message is that the "breakpoint can not be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document"

Please advise.

There is something else that is strange. If I stop the program and load just one .asp file and hit run for debugging, it will process just that one file and if I purposely put a compile error in the file, it will catch it in the browser and throw an error message.

What I have tried:

I tried createing a new project and move the code over but it did not work.
Updated 16-Sep-21 21:45pm
Richard Deeming 19-Aug-21 4:22am    
You have already posted this, and been given the answer:
How do I set up IIS to debug classic ASP?[^]

1 solution

I might be ready now to have a go at making my first "Hello World" classic ASP program.

I clicked on the help button and this lead me to a browser page which explained how to create an ASP page.

This link offers this help:

and this takes me to a new page

I have accomplished the prerequisite and step 1 on the list. So I go to step 2

> Step 2: Add a Classic ASP Website You can perform this procedure by
> using the user interface (UI), by running Appcmd.exe commands in a
> command-line window, by editing configuration files directly, or by
> writing WMI scripts. To add a website by using the UI Open IIS
> Manager. For Windows Server 2012, on the Start page click the Server
> Manager tile, and then click OK. On the Server Manager Dashboard,
> click the Tools menu, and then click Internet Information Services
> (IIS) Manager. For Windows 8, on the Start page type Control Panel,
> and then click the Control Panel icon in the search results. On the
> Control Panel screen, click System and Security, click Administrative
> Tools, and then click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. In
> the Connections pane, right-click the Sites node in the tree, and then
> click Add Website. In the Add Website dialog box, type a friendly name
> for your website in the Site name box. If you want to select a
> different application pool than the one listed in the Application Pool
> box, click Select. In the Select Application Pool dialog box, select
> an application pool from the Application Pool list and then click OK.
> In the Physical path box, type the physical path of the Web site's
> folder, or click the browse button (...) to navigate the file system
> to find the folder. If the physical path that you entered in step 5 is
> to a remote share, click Connect as to specify credentials that have
> permission to access the path. If you do not use specific credentials,
> select the Application user (pass-through authentication) option in
> the Connect As dialog box. Select the protocol for the Web site from
> the Type list. The default value in the IP address box is All
> Unassigned. If you must specify a static IP address for the Web site,
> type the IP address in the IP address box. Type a port number in the
> Port text box. Optionally, type a host header name for the Web site in
> the Host Header box. If you do not have to make any changes to the
> site, and you want the Web site to be immediately available, select
> the Start Web site immediately check box. Click OK.

It has been a long time since I have done anything like this. Basically, I assume I am turning my desktop computer into a web server. Am I right? If this is so, do I have to follow through with all the overhead and steps in buying a namespace? I hope not.

I have questions about step 4 : "If you want to select a different application pool than the one listed in the Application Pool box, click Select. In the Select Application Pool dialog box, select an application pool from the Application Pool list and then click OK." As I type out the site name, the field for "Application pool" repeats what I type for the site name. Since I am not creating a new application pool -- or I do not want to -- I click on select and choose the DefaultAppPool .

Since I am only wanting to write test code locally, I connect as an application user.

I did not put in an IP address.

It complained that I was using port 80. So I switched it to port 79 and clicked ok.

So now I think I have an asp website. What do you think?
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Richard Deeming 23-Aug-21 4:55am    
How precisely is this supposed to be a "solution" to your reposted question?!

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