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How to make Apache run ASP.NET / ASP.NET 2.0 under Windows

Don’t ask me why… but i’ve been asked to make Apache run ASP.NET.

*IT Worked ! _

_Even worked with ASP.NET 2.0 Site !*

Following are the instruction to make Asp.Net work under apache:

  • Install Apache 2.0.54
  • Install Mod_AspDotNet
  • Add at the end of C:\Program Files\Apache Group\Apache2\conf\httpd.conf the following lines

LoadModule aspdotnet_module "modules/"
AddHandler asax ascx ashx asmx aspx axd config cs csproj licx rem resources resx soap vb vbproj vsdisco webinfo

<IfModule mod_aspdotnet.cpp>
# Mount the ASP.NET /asp application
AspNetMount /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"
#/SampleASP is the alias name for to execute
#"c:/SampleASP" is the actual execution of files/folders in that location
# Map all requests for /asp to the application files
Alias /SampleASP "c:/SampleASP"

#maps /SampleASP request to "c:/SampleASP"
#now to get to the /SampleASP type [http://localhost/SampleASP]
#It'll redirect http://localhost/SampleASP to "c:/SampleASP"
# Allow scripts to be executed in the /SampleASP example

<Directory "c:/SampleASP">
Options FollowSymlinks ExecCGI
Order allow,deny
Allow from all
DirectoryIndex index.htm index.aspx
#default the index page to .htm and .aspx

# For all virtual ASP.NET webs, we need the aspnet_client files
# to serve the client-side helper scripts.
AliasMatch /aspnet_client/system_web/(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)_(\d+)/(.*) "C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v$1.$2.$3/ASP.NETClientFiles/$4"

<Directory "C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v*/ASP.NETClientFiles">
Options FollowSymlinks
Order allow,deny
Allow from all

  • Create a directory c:\SampleASP and insert in it the index.aspx
  • Restart apache server :
Start->Apache HTTP Server 2.0.54 ->

Control Apache Server -> Restart

  • Open Explorer and navigate to http://localhost/SampleASP/index.aspx

If everything worked fine you should get a nice page working.

— index.aspx —

<%@ Page Language="VB" %>
<link rel="stylesheet"href="intro.css">
<form action="index.aspx" method="post">
<h3> Name: <input id="Name" type=text>
Category: <select id="Category" size=1>
<input type=submit value="Lookup">
<% Dim I As Integer
For I = 0 to 7 %>
<font size="<%=I%>"> Sample ASP.NET TEST</font> <br>
<% Next %>