Classic ASP Errors Showing as Blank Page RRS feed

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  • User17435336 posted
    Hello. We have recently moved some Classic ASP applications over to IIS7 on Windows Server 2008. Before on Windows Server 2003, application errors would generate an error page giving detail about what the problem is. Now, we just get a blank white page. We have put some errors in a script on purpose to generate an error, and all we see are white pages. I have edited the application settings as well as the server itself in the IIS administration tool to display errors, specifically by turning on Send Errors to Browser as described here: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/564/classic-asp-script-error-messages-no-longer-shown-in-web-browser-by-default/ Making the above change had no effect, we still see a white error page. We also see no errors being logged in the event log or otherwise. How do I enable error reporting? -Chris
    Friday, June 25, 2010 10:20 AM

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  • User-1853252149 posted

     Are you using the Classic pipeline?


    Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:28 AM
  • User17435336 posted

     Are you using the Classic pipeline?


    Yes. -Chris
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010 12:36 AM
  • User-482836562 posted
    i was just about to post this same error. Can i know is this issue been solve. What is the solution for it? Anybody knows about it?
    Friday, June 22, 2012 12:01 PM
  • User-76669496 posted

    I would first ensure that Active Server Pages are in fact installed.


    Once you've confirmed that is enabled I would confirm that the application pool for the site is using Classic mode. I would then create a simple .asp page with only response.write "hello world" so you can eliminate any programming issues.

    Then I would confirm that "Send errors to browser" is enabled.

    If you are using an IE web browser then I would confirm that your browser has "Show friendly http errors" disabled.

    Here a complete reference for using Active Server Pages and IIS 7:


    Friday, June 22, 2012 10:27 PM
  • User-76669496 posted

    Here's a great guide on troubleshooting Classic ASP errors using Failed Request Tracing:


    Saturday, June 23, 2012 9:21 AM
  • User324387210 posted

    Did you try to run the browser on the server?

    (There are settings which enable/disable to show the errors on the client browser)

    Tuesday, July 24, 2012 2:57 AM
  • User608824602 posted

    I had the same problem when I installed WebMatrix, to get them back:

    Turn off ASP in Control Panel and Programs and Features

    Then go into ASP in IIS for the site or server as required and re-enable:

    Enable Client-side Debugging

    Send Erros To Browser

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:17 AM
  • User-787848081 posted

    i have the seem problem 

    i just moved from old server to new one 

    i did evrey thing good

    the apllicattion work fine and the database work fine. and its connected.

    all pagw working fine

    just one page show me blank white page

    and this page its login page

    i note that not even connecting to database.

    but all the remining page working fine

    its strange thing, i think its from the iis7 with windows server2008 standard.

    please i want help

    Friday, August 30, 2013 9:45 AM