Win2003 fcgi Install Issue and Solution
amorsell at spatialgis.com
Fri Apr 7 19:27:10 EDT 2006
I just experienced one of those maddening installation issues where a 1/2
hour upgrade turns into a couple of hours of banging my head on my keyboard.
This was a Windows 2003, IIS6 and .NET web extension installation. I
uninstalled the prior version and confirmed that the virtual and physical
directories had been removed. I then installed the new version opting to
have it configure IIS with .NET. Upon testing, any calls to the .fcgi
mapagent resulted in a 404 page not found error.
I finally traced the problem to the following:
In the mapagent virtual directory in IIS, under Configuration, Application
extensions, the .fcgi extension was configured as:
c:\PROGRA~1\MAPGUI~1\WEBSER~1\www\mapagent\ISAPI_~1.dll. When I changed it
to the long path of "C:\Program
it mysteriously started working. I checked at the command prompt using the
dir /x command to make sure that the short name was valid, and it all looked
OK. So, I have no idea why using the long path and filename solved the
problem, but it did. On this server, I can readily replicate the problem by
substituting back in the short path and filename.
Andy Morsell, P.E.
Spatial Integrators, Inc.
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