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Microsoft KB Archive/169996

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To Run an ISAPI DLL with #exec, Use the CGI Statement

Article ID: 169996

Article Last Modified on 6/23/2005


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0

This article was previously published under Q169996

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When you run an ISAPI DLL as an #exec server-side include, the ISAPI DLL does not run.


The following line in the HTML document has been written with an ISA statement:

   <!--#exec isa ="/scripts/w3test.dll?SimulatePendingIO"-->

The above is the stated method in the documentation. However, this is incorrect.


Write the #exec line with a CGI statement as stated in the sample below:

   <!--#exec cgi ="/scripts/w3test.dll?SimulatePendingIO"-->

Additional query words: iis

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