Last post May 25, 2009 05:28 AM by Mikesdotnetting
May 25, 2009 01:46 AM|fixzit|LINK
I am having a problem to display the page "Guestbook.asp" that I copied from MSDN tutorial. Here is the message displayed on my browser:
Http 500 Internal server error.
Most likely causes:
The website is under maintenance.
The website has a programming error.
Here is my current system environment, IIS hosting web site without problem and run on Win 2003. I followed the tutorial on microsoft website
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms972337.aspx#asptutorial_guestbook to create a "Guestbook.asp" page to access database created using MS Access 2003 (Guestbook.mdb). Please note I've followed the steps on the tutorial as shown exactly (to create
Data Source Name) and created a table called GuestBook on Access database. But when I open Guestbook.asp page the page cannot be displayed... Am I missing something on creating Data Source Name or on adding MS Access Driver?? I've been searching the net to
find the solution, most of the codes are similar to microsoft tutorial.
Any help and suggestion highly regarded,
May 25, 2009 05:28 AM|Mikesdotnetting|LINK
You are using classic ASP (pages end in .asp) whereas this forum is for ASP.NET (pages end in .aspx). They are completely different technologies. If you are just starting out on web development and have a choice, switch to ASP.NET now. Classic ASP is
an old technology that isn't being developed any further. You can start at
Otherwise, you need to ge the actual error message. Go to IE -> Tools -> Internet Option and click the Advanced tab. Then uncheck Show Friendly HTTP errors. Re-run the page. Google the error message.