With the announcement of VBS moving to a Feature On Demand and eventual removal what does this do to ASP?

Lisa Lombardo 10 Reputation points
2023-10-16T11:30:14.1233333+00:00

With the recent announcement of eventual removal of VB Script support, what does that do for ASP pages that have VBS inside the ASP page? Will IIS still have the ASP engine?

Is this announcement only for Windows operating system processing of VBS files or does it mean all code even in ASP pages?

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  1. Lex Li (Microsoft) 4,742 Reputation points Microsoft Employee
    2023-10-17T00:11:03.9433333+00:00

    So far, VBScript has just been marked as "being deprecated" and scope is set to "Windows client" (aka Windows 10/11 right now),

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/whats-new/deprecated-features

    I think the classic ASP component on Windows Server isn't in the scope. But if you represent a corporate and would like a confirmation, you can open a support case via https://support.microsoft.com to get more details and suggestions around your classic ASP apps.


  2. Bruce (SqlWork.com) 58,126 Reputation points
    2024-04-18T22:57:36.2666667+00:00

    active server pages has been deprecated since IIS 6.0. It is an optional component of IIS, so is supported by IIS, which in turn, is an operating system component supported by the O/S lifetime. IIS 10, the lastest version of IIS, has asp as an optional component. So asp support is tied IIS 10 support. Currently windows 2022 supports IIS 10. this gives IIS 10 support until 2031.

    any future version of IIS can drop support of asp. So the lifetime of asp support will be the life of the last O/S to supports a version of IIS that supports asp.