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We have a classic ASP website that seems to be randomly falling over, problem is its on Win2008 / IIS7 so when by chance it happens all we can see is a 505 page?? I need to see the error on the page so I can fix it, any ideas how to make IIS7 work like IIS6 and display the errors on the page?

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Check to see if 'Send Errors To Browser' is configured properly:

  1. Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager
  2. Browse to the website reporting errors
  3. Double-Click ASP
  4. Expand Debugging Properties
  5. Set 'Send Errors to Browser' to True
  6. Click 'Apply' at the top left of the IIS Manager
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Better yet, why aren't you looking at the event log for the error, or using an error reporting framework like ELMAH to help track down issues?

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It should display the error if you can RDP (or otherwise get local) on the box and pull up the page in question.

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