ASP.Net website shows 500 Internal server error: Server.MapPath() error 'ASP 0175 : 80004005'

Created:

2016-11-16 13:09:19 UTC

Modified:

2017-08-08 13:44:29 UTC

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ASP.Net website shows 500 Internal server error: Server.MapPath() error 'ASP 0175 : 80004005'

Applicable to:

  • Plesk for Windows

Symptoms

A website based on ASP.Net 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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