Article ID: 123859, created on Dec 10, 2014, last review on Dec 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows


*.asp pages of a site on Parallels Plesk server show the following error:

HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found The requested content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler.

Disabling 32-bit mode of the site's application pool causes an error of following kind:

Server.CreateObject Access Error
The call to Server.CreateObject failed while checking permissions. Access is denied to this object.

C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll executable is used to handle ASPClassic pages.


The C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll executable is 64 bit ASP handler for ASP scripts.


For ASP scripts to be handled in 32 bit environment this is suggested to use executable from this location: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\inetsrv\asp.dll.

Change on server level in IIS > Handler Mappings > ASPClassic

From the following values:

Request Path: *.asp
Executable: C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\asp.dll
Name: ASPClassic

To the following:

Request Path: *.asp
Executable: C:\Windows\SysWOW64\inetsrv\asp.dll
Name: ASPClassic

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