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Microsoft KB Archive/171119

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Article ID: 171119

Article Last Modified on 6/23/2005



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 3.0



This article was previously published under Q171119

We strongly recommend that all users upgrade to Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) version 6.0 running on Microsoft Windows Server 2003. IIS 6.0 significantly increases Web infrastructure security. For more information about IIS security-related topics, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

SYMPTOMS

When you try to process a Certificate Request file through the sample Certificate Server web site (Krenroll.asp), you may get the following error message:

HTTP/1.1 403 Access Forbidden

Execute Access Denied

This Virtual Directory does not allow objects to be executed.

CAUSE

The script mapping for the .Cer extension is not marked as Execute (including script).

RESOLUTION

Use one of the following workarounds:

I. Reapply the script mapping for the .Cer extension.

Within the Microsoft Management Console

  1. Select the plus sign beside IIS under the Console Root.
  2. Select the plus sign beside the appropriate Web Server.
  3. Right-click the appropriate web site, and click Properties on the shortcut menu.
  4. In the web site properties, select the Home Directory tab.
  5. Click Configure under the Application Settings tab.
  6. Under the Application Mappings section, select the .Cer extension. Click Edit.
  7. In the Add/Edit Application Extension Mapping dialog box, make sure the Script Engine check box is selected.

II. Mark the Virtual Directory as "Execute."

Within the Microsoft Management Console

  1. Select the plus sign beside IIS under the Console Root.
  2. Select the plus sign beside the appropriate Web Server.
  3. Right-click the appropriate Virtual Directory or Web Site, and select Properties on the shortcut menu.
  4. In the Properties Sheet, click the Virtual Directory tab.
  5. Under the Permissions section, ensure that the Execute (including script) button is selected.
  6. Close the appropriate dialog boxes and exit the Microsoft Management Console.


MORE INFORMATION

During setup, the .Cer extension is not configured properly. When you change the Permissions to Execute, it forces the appropriate behavior. However, editing the .Cer extension is the most appropriate solution.

Keywords: kberrmsg kbprb KB171119