how to debug classic asp in vs 2003/2005/2008

Posted by Jameschowdare under ASP.NET on 3/29/2010 | Views : 3450 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 1
Explain us,

im getting the error like "unable to start debugging on the web server. the webserver is not configured correctly"


Posted by: Sagarp on: 3/29/2010 [Member] Bronze

I added those steps in this article. Itss very easy and takes only 5 minutes. I have not tried it with the VS 2005 WebSite model and used the Web Application Project instead. So if you do not have the web application project add-in installed you can download it from here.


1. Go to Control Panel>Administrative Tools>Computer Management. Add IWAM_ComputerName account to the Debugger Users group.
2. Create a Web Application Project in VS 2005 and add .asp files.
3. Create a virtual directory in IIS for the web application project that you created.
4. On the properties tab of the virtual directory in IIS do the following:
1. Click Configuration button.
2. On the Mappings tab, select .asp and click Edit
3. Add the DEBUG verb and click OK.
4. Go to Debugging tab.
5. Enable the ASP debugging and Client Side Debugging
5. Load the web application project and set the breakpoint in the ASP.
6. In VS 2005, go to Debug > Attach to Process.
7. Select the DLLHost process that runs under the IWAM_ComputerName account.
8. Load the .asp file in the browser and break point will bind now.


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