Re: Invalid Application Name Error from ASP in subdirectory

Don Swett ( (no email) )
Sun, 22 Feb 1998 09:39:13 -0500

I spent my spare time for about 10 days on a problem like this. After
I tried to load the service pack for IIS3, it wouldn't install, and told me
IIS3 was not installed properly.

IIS seemed to be running fine but that service pack was the only thing
that indicated there was a problem and it made reference to the
program not being installed properly to begin with. Since I didn't
install it, I wasn't sure. I had to start from scratch and reinstall.

After I got IIS straightened out, I had no more problems with .asp files.

-----Original Message-----
From: Juergen Weiss <>
To: <>
Date: Sunday, February 22, 1998 5:20 AM
Subject: Re: Invalid Application Name Error from ASP in subdirectory

Did you give execute permissons in IIS 3 for the subdirectory? You know
that this is different between IIS 3.0 and 4.0

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Von: James A. Tucker <>
An: List - Frontpage Mail Reflector (E-mail) <>
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Datum: Sonntag, 22. Februar 1998 07:47
Betreff: Invalid Application Name Error from ASP in subdirectory

>I've installed the asp.dll version 1.23.11, but it did not correct my
>when trying to execute an ASP application in a subdirectory. I've stopped
>restarted the service after updating the asp.dll. I've rebooted the
> The Event Viewer states that the new asp.dll loaded fine and is started.
>I still get the error referenced in my subject. This has got me
> The ASP application works on my IIS 4.0 / NT4 /SP3 server, but not the IIS
3 /
>NT4 / SP3 server. The global.asa is stored in the root of the subdirectory
>along with all the .asp files. IUSR_?, NETWORK, INTERACTIVE have Change
>and SYSTEM has ALL rights. These are more than they should be, but I've
>desperate to find which permissions are too restrictive. I know it's
>permissions based based on the knowledge base article and the fact that the
>error goes away if I move the asp files to a FAT partition (no ACLs). The
>application works fine when placed in the Root directory of the web, but
>the infamous Invalid Application Name Error when trying to execute in the
>subdirectory. Why? How can I fix this? It is soooo frustrating!!!!
>James A. Tucker
>Tucker and Tucker Enterprises
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