IIS 8.5 Send Classic ASP Errors to Browser

January 16, 2014

I just started running a classic ASP site on IIS 8.5 and couldn’t get it working but wanted to know the error messages.   I was able to get error messages to be sent to the browser with the powershell as follows:

[cta id=’1682′]
cscript %systemdrive%\inetpub\adminiscripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AspScriptErrorSentToBrowser true

If you don’t have adminscripts installed, you can install them here:

  • Start/(Settings)/Control Panel
  • Set view to “Small icons” or “list” or “classic view”
  • Choose “Programs and features”
  • Click on “Turn Windows features on or off” in the left panel
  • Expand (+) “Internet Information Services”
  • Expand (+) “Web Management Tools”
  • Enable all options, including “IIS Management Scripts and tools”
  • Press OK and let Windows update.

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