It took me a while to figure out how to enable debugging on a traditional .asp project with Visual Studio .NET using Windows 2000. I would always get an error saying:
"Unable to find project on the Web server. Unable to set Web server into correct debugging state automatically. You may not be able to debug .ASP pages."
After a lot of online research and fiddling with the settings, what follows is what worked for me.
To enable .asp debugging change the following settings:
project - properties
- enable ASP debugging
enable ASP.NET debugging
In the IIS snap-in:
default Website - properties
home directory tab
- enable ASP server-side script debugging
Website (the project you want to debug) - properties
application name: add
This sets an application name for the Website and changes the icon from a default folder icon to a Website icon.
Add IIS process account to Debugger Users group:
In Computer Management snap-in:
Local Users and Groups
Debugger Users - properties
Add user IWAM_machine-name (the "Launch IIS process account")
Now, to debug in VS.NET:
right-click the .asp page that the application should start from
select "Set as Start Page"
set a breakpoint in the .asp code anywhere in the project
click Debug—>Start or press F5 to build the project and start debugging
I hope this helps others to avoid wasting time fiddling with all these settings!