Configuring ASP Settings in IIS 7

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

Microsoft Active Server Pages (ASP) is a server-side scripting environment that you can use to create dynamic and interactive Web pages, and to build powerful applications. When the server receives a request for an ASP file, it processes server-side script code that is contained in the file that will build the HTML Web page that is sent to the browser. Besides server-side script code, ASP files can contain HTML (including related client-side scripts) as well as calls to COM components that perform a variety of tasks, such as connecting to a database or processing business logic.

IIS lets you configure the following ASP settings:

  • Behavior settings, such as specifying the default code page for an application.

  • Compilation settings, such as specifying the default script language for all ASP applications that run on the Web server.

  • Services settings, such as enabling session state persistence for an ASP application.


For information about the levels at which you can perform these procedures, and the modules, handlers, and permissions that are required for these procedures, see ASP Settings Feature Requirements (IIS 7).


This task includes the following procedures:

Edit ASP Settings (IIS 7)