I've got a weird problem in IIS6, I expect it's something silly (I'm a bit rusty on the IIS front).

I can post to my default page fine if I include it in the url (http://localhost/wiki/wiki.asp?pg=Home), but if I post without (http://localhost/wiki/?pg=Home) I get a 405.

If I do a get with that second URL, it works ok.

I don't think it's an ASP error, because I've got 'Send detailed error message to client' selected.

(Note: this is IIS on a workstation)

  • Same here: HTTP 405 - Resource not allowed. Log file shows: 19:22:17 POST /Saml/ 405
    – vitalik
    Dec 17, 2010 at 20:04

1 Answer 1


This occurs with a post to a URL that doesn't have an exception, in IIS 5.1 (workstation). Here are more details and the solution: http://www.somacon.com/p126.php.

According to this KB article, that default setting was fixed in IIS6, which is why you see it on the workstation only.

  • Scott, I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt on this one. I won't have time in the next two days to check! Happy Christmas...
    – Benjol
    Dec 23, 2010 at 23:27
  • Thanks Benjol. I believe and hope that it's what you're looking for. Merry Christmas! Dec 24, 2010 at 20:30

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