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Internet Information Services (IIS) 6 Resource Kit by The Microsoft IIS Team

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Enabling Dynamic Content

The default installation of IIS 6.0 protects your system from malicious users and attackers by delivering IIS in a "locked" mode, in which IIS can only serve static HTTP content. After a default installation, the request handlers that process dynamic content are disabled, which means that features like ASP, ASP.NET, SSI, WebDAV publishing, and FrontPage Server Extensions do not work.

You can configure the request handlers (ISAPI extensions or Common Gateway Interface [CGI] programs), known as Web service extensions, by using either the Web Service Extensions node in IIS Manager or the command-line script Iisext.vbs, which is located in systemroot\System32.

Iisext.vbs can be used to perform the same operations that are available ...

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