Patch Parent Paths    



Patch Parent Paths

The option "Enable Parent Paths" is disabled by default in IIS 6.0. This prevents applications form running if they are using parent paths in the include file or include virtual statements. Patch Parent Paths is a program that will patch all references to parent paths in an ASP application so that the resulting application will run on IIS with the use of parent paths.

File becomes Virtual

Include references in your ASP code of type <-- #include file="../myinclude.asp" --> are patched to virtual paths that start at the root of the ASP application. If the myinclude.asp file in this exampel was placed in the /include folder on the web site the new include statement will be <-- #include virtual="/include/myinclude.asp" -->

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