ASP website shows 500 – Internal server error

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  • Plesk for Windows

Created:

2016-11-16 13:09:19 UTC

Modified:

2017-01-27 09:00:30 UTC

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ASP website shows 500 – Internal server error

Symptoms

A website based on ASP shows the following error:

500 – Internal server error

After enabling debug logging for ASP via IIS > Sites > example.com > ASP > Debugging Properties > Send Error to Browser > True , the website showed:

Server.MapPath() error 'ASP 0175 : 80004005'

Disallowed Path Characters

/asptest/admin/conn.asp, line 10

The '..' characters are not allowed in the Path parameter for the MapPath method.

Cause

Enable Parent path parameter is set to False in ASP settings for the domain.

Resolution

Set Enable Parent path to True in IIS > Sites > domain.tld > ASP > Enable Parent Path .

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