Re: Old App new OS
From: David Wang [Msft] (someone_at_online.microsoft.com)
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 00:56:06 -0800
Try posting to microsoft.public.inetserver.iis in the future for issues
that arise when you target the same application against different versions
If this program communicates via HTTP, the first thing you must obtain for
troubleshooting is the HTTP status code returned by the server to the client
(presumably, this is why the client isn't working). Based on this status
code, one can determine the next action that is best suited to solving the
issue. It doesn't sound like you've done this, so you've basically tried
all sorts of random things and none have work -- no surprise -- there are
many ways to fail, and few ways to succeed.
What you should do (in order of usefulness/preference):
1. Attach Network Monitor (network trace program that comes with W2K3 as an
optional networking component) to listen in on the client/server
request/response. Post that capture.
2. Read the Web logs on the server
(%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\LogFiles\W3SVC#\*.log) to find out what IIS responded
to the client's requests
3. Somehow use a browser to make the same request(s) and give the response
Until you reply with the HTTP Status code returned by the server, it'll be
really hard to make progress.
-- //David IIS This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights. // "Eazy_c" <email@example.com> wrote in message news:E0AD841E-8116-4BBE-963E-5C8D4E56553A@microsoft.com... I'm trying to get an app that worked fine in 98SE through XP Pro to W2K3. It is a client server app. It connects to our web servers via HTTP. I'm really just trying to get an idea of where I should look to find whatever it is that is missing or remove whatever it is that is new. As I understood it W2k3 installed with many new security features such as many services not installed by default and or to manual etc. Keep in mind this an eval version of server 2k3 setup for the purpose of figuring this out. So any and all suggestions will be explored even if I break the install server :) I tried installing every service and basically trying to remove any security present to get this app working to no avail. I don't intend on using the application with the OS broken rather we have a client that for reasons I can't explain needs to run this on 2k3 servers. They are a huge account and needless to say we have to do what we can to help them. If anyone can give me some direction as to where I might look to find some answers I'd be grateful. Thank you in advance for your assistance. -EZ-