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  • Question

  • User-190493634 posted

    When I try to connect to an access database, I get the following error:


    An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator
    Any idea?? 


    Saturday, September 30, 2006 1:01 PM

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  • User989702501 posted

    How about a simple hello.asp?  doesn't looks like IIS standard asp error msgs.

    Saturday, September 30, 2006 11:18 PM
  • User-848894299 posted

    If you are using Vista build, you need to make the following change to see the error message. 

    1) Internet Option:

                uncheck "Show friendly HTTP error message" check box

    2) IIS Settings:

                cscript %systemdrive%\inetpub\adminiscripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AspScriptErrorSentToBrowser true      (to allow error message send to client)

    There is similar issue that we are looking at (see http://forums.iis.net/thread/1413191.aspx )


    Monday, October 2, 2006 2:06 AM
  • User376175819 posted
    where do u turn.. uncheck "Show friendly HTTP error message" check box. where is this?
    Friday, December 21, 2007 7:11 AM
  • User376175819 posted

     ok i turned this off but still get the same error


    An error occurred on the server when processing the URL. Please contact the system administrator


    please help.. 

    Friday, December 21, 2007 7:20 AM
  • User1073881637 posted

    by default, IIS 7 (ASP) does not send errors to the browser.  Enable the setting and see what error is displayed.  Also, make sure classic asp is installed. 


    Monday, December 24, 2007 11:00 PM
  • User1739706038 posted

     this error when iis don't send error details to your browser.

    U can change value of "Send error To Browser" in IIS Manager/ Asp 

    And then, restart IIS, refresh your browser to view your error details and fix it

    Wednesday, March 26, 2008 11:17 AM
  • User1647645336 posted

     I had this problem in the begining but i have fix it .. but now it shows this other error..

    the test.asp that I have made opens but this script not .. can anybody tell me what is the problem..


    here is the error :


    Microsoft JET Database Engine error '80004005'

    Unspecified error

    /myproject/INC_DB.asp, line 6



    Saturday, March 7, 2009 5:59 PM
  • User2122359224 posted


    Pls tell me your situation more closely: source code.

    I encounted same problem and try to fix it now :)


    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:44 PM
  • User2122359224 posted


     well, I'm sorry for all the fuss.


    Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:48 PM
  • User-1355934735 posted

     Check your permissions. For a quick fix you can usually go to your website in IIS.

    Control Panel, Administrative tools, IIS,expand the server,  expand the websites and right click on your web site, Properties, Directory Security, Authentication and Access Control, Press edit and use an id with higher authority.

    I dont personally like to do this but it will usually get things working in a pinch and then you can see if you have a conflict with another application or setting as previous posts are trying to find. 

    I have run into problems with installing Share Point Services on the server and had to back it out and install it on a separate server until I learn how to manage it properly.

     Hope this helps, at least in the short run.

    Sunday, July 18, 2010 2:22 AM
  • User2084661313 posted


    You may refer the following URL http://mywindowsblog.com/?p=626  in order to solve your issue .




    Thursday, June 7, 2012 4:47 AM
  • User2039363532 posted


    You will get the above error on windows 2008 even if you have set CustomErrors=Off in the web.config file .
    To get the actual error on the remote machine or remote browsers
    Double click on the website in IIS 7.x.
    Double click asp.
    Double click debugging properties option and set send Errors to browser equal to True and click apply.
    Double click on the website.
    Double click error pages.
    Click Edit feature settings.
    Check the radio button “Detailed Errors” and click ok.

    Perform these steps and you will get actual error.


    Thursday, June 7, 2012 12:18 PM