Installing Python as Scripting Language in IIS

hexusnexus at hexusnexus at
Tue Aug 31 22:41:19 CEST 2010

On Aug 30, 6:55 pm, naugiedoggie <michael.a.p... at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Windows 2003, 64-bit, standard edition server with IIS 6.0.  I
> followed the MS instruction sheets on setting up CGI application with
> Python as scripting engine.  I'm just getting 404 for the test script,
> whereas an html file in the same virtual directory is properly
> displayed.
> Here:
> Creating Applications in IIS 6.0 (IIS 6.0)
> Setting Application Mappings in IIS 6.0 (IIS 6.0)
> I mapped the exe thus:  c:\Python26\python.exe -u "%s %s"
> to extension `py' for all verbs and checked the `script engine' box.
> There are no errors in the script itself, i ran it from the command
> line to be sure.  Further, I enabled ASP and tried using python as the
> scripting language.  That generates this error:
> <code>
> Active Server Pages error 'ASP 0129'
> Unknown scripting language
> /cgi/index.asp, line 1
> The scripting language 'Python' is not found on the server.
> </code>
> I can't find any good references for dealing with this, either.
> I've dicked around with this for so long, now I don't know which way
> is up, anymore.
> Any thoughts on where I might be going wrong, much appreciated.
> Thanks.
> mp

I had the same problem with Python 2.5 and IIS on Windows XP.  I
wonder if using ActivePython would make any difference?

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