Thursday, September 27, 2007
Classic Active Server Pages Allowed? I have ASP.NET 2.0
During my installation of System Center Configuration Manager 2007, I intentionally had the Active Server Pages setting to Prohibited in IIS 6.0. This is because I always limit my configuration to only those that I use. Since I assumed that .NET 2.0 is required to install SCCM 2007, I was assuming that it is using ASP.NET 2.0 in the reports. To my surprise, when I launched the Virtual Machine provided for the online virtual hands-onlabs, the URL contains a .asp?some_value. Being a part-time developer as I am, my instincts tell me that I need to Allow Active Server Pages on my IIS for this feature to work. I just don't understand why Microsoft opted for classic ASP when they already have a rich-feature set available from ASP.NET 2.0 to use for generating those reports.