Example ASP Side-by-Side Configuration in Windows Server

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How to configure side-by-side for ASP in IIS

Here we configure the Examples/iis6/sxs1 ASP application to use side-by-side isolation in IIS 7.5 (Windows Server 2008 R2). The same procedure applies to IIS8 in Windows 2012 and to Windows 7 / Windows 8.

Create a new application pool, for example AspApplicationPool.

We used a 32-bit application on a 64-bit 2008 Server so we also needed to configure this application pool to support 32-bit applications:

32-bit application pool

Copy the entire Examples/iis6/sxs1 folder to your Windows server.

We used C:\inetpub\aspSxSexample folder as target:

Directory of C:\inetpub\aspSxSexample

03/13/2010 03:57 AM <DIR> .
03/13/2010 03:57 AM <DIR> ..
03/01/2010 03:57 AM 777 a.a.a.manifest
03/01/2010 03:57 AM 489 default.asp
03/01/2010 03:57 AM <DIR> Maze.IIS6 Test.1
03/01/2010 03:57 AM <DIR> Maze.IIS6 Test.2
2 File(s) 1,266 bytes

Create a web application in the above folder, for example aspSxSexample.

Assign the application to the above application pool:

edit application

Open ASP settings by clicking the ASP icon in application features:

application features

Set the options Enable Side by Side Component to True and Side by Side Component to a.a.a.manifest as shown here:

application isolation

Apply the changes by clicking the Apply button in the right pane.

We are now ready to test the application.

Run a web browser and open the new application's URL:

asp test

If you go back to the ASP settings and turn off side-by-side the page reports:

asp test

Go back to the IIS 7 configuration topic.