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From "Jeff White" <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache & ASP
Date Mon, 30 Aug 2004 18:05:44 GMT

From: "jerome greene"

> I have a windows xp home
> edition machine

Hopefully soon that will be Windows
XP SP2 Home Edition.   ;)

>  with apache as the webserver.

Always state what Apache version.

> I would like to run vbscript on it.

Yes most Apache Windows versions
can run VBScript files.

Start Notice:

For Apache Windows usage, the ASP
ways must be rewritten into straight
Windows Script VBScript CGI ways.

These Windows Script VBScript CGI
scripts, which may run in IIS and in
Apache Windows, are not the same
as ASP files that most people think
of when mentioning running ASP files
in IIS.

So repeating once again, for Apache
usage, all ASP ways must be rewritten
into straight Windows Script VBScript
CGI ways.

Stop Notice:

Did you search this list's archive?

By searching this list's archive, I found
the below reply to a message with the
same subject line as your message!

Re: [user@httpd] Apache and asp's

> How do I configure apache & asp to
> do this?

Once again see the above search.

> Windows XP home edition does not
> come with IIS. Microsoft does not
> support it.

Yes Windows XP SP2 Home Edition
is not "really" a server system, but
Windows XP SP2 Home Edition will
run some web servers (best just used
for learning and testing purposes).

> As far as I know the only web server
> that runs on Windows XP home edition
> is Apache.

Not true. There are many others, once
again, just search the web.

Hopefully Windows XP SP2 Home
Edition will also run the built-in .NET
Framework's 2.0 web server when
it is released (for now only the 2.0
beta 1 release is available).

> Since this is for myself and I'm just trying to
> learn how to use ASP as a front end to Oracle
> (I know), I was looking for something easy to
> configure & free.

Lots of people use Windows XP SP2
Home Edition for this....

You now have the Apache VBScript ways
and should now search the Google groups
for Windows VBScript database ways with
Oracle or whatever....

Searching Google groups:

Groups  Results 1 - 10 of about 563
for Oracle group:microsoft.public.scripting.vbscript

Ask if you need more information and
when you get all this working, be sure
to post back a demo for others to see
how it is done too!

> Any other ideas would be helpfull.

It is probably best to try to forget old
ASP (and the Apache Windows Script
VBScript ActiveX ways) which may not
be quite as useful in the newer Windows
XP SP2 systems (and later). Instead
one should start learning the free ECMA
.NET Framework 1.1 (which runs on
FreeBSD, Mac OS X, and Windows).

And Novell says Linux via Mono...

Also by using the free .NET Framework
(and it's many free tools), this will allow
both IIS and Apache usage with fewer
changes to your files, compared to the
changes from IIS ASP files to Apache
Windows Script VBScript files.

And yes the free .NET Framework
classes and "most" web servers work
well together on Windows XP SP2
Home Edition too! But this needs to be
in a whole other message, for .NET has
very little to do with VBScript ASP.


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