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I'm making a prototype webserver that needs to be able to run an executable on the server side. How do I get this to work? Do I need to set some permissions on the executable/directory? I'm stuck building this on a Windows XP machine with IIS 5.0.

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You might be able to use Windows PowerShell. It has an XP version which can be used to script what you need to do.

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You could use classic ASP, and "shell" out to run the executable.

(There are a myriad better ways, but ASP is built into IIS and may do what you want.)

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