Windows 2003 SP1 Broke My ASP.Net

ARGH!! The saga continues...

Back in December I had this problem before -
Andrew MacNeill - AKSEL Solutions: Reinstalling DotNet/ASPNet on a Windows 2003 Server

Now, after upgrading to Windows 2003 SP1, the problem has returned. Users cannot click on an ASP.Net button and have it work.

Funny thing? It works in Firefox but not in Internet Explorer. Just like the last time. No error, no nothing. And it's only on certain buttons.

Once again to the rescue

Real Checklist for verifying AspNet is working properly on a Windows 2003 server

1. Verify in IIS that ASP.Net web service extension is Allowed. (check)
2. If it is, and something's still not working right, re-register it. Go to the \WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322 folder and run:

aspnet_regiis -i (didn't fix the problem)

aspnet_regiis -r (didn't fix the problem)

aspnet_regiis -c (note the -c didn't seem to work on my version but you can also do it with an -r to reinstall)

This was brilliant - Windows said You Must Have Admin rights to run this tool. I AM the administrator.

So - what to do?

Uinstall ASP.NET 1.1.4322 with
aspnet_regiis -ua

Then reinstall with
aspnet_regiis -i

NOW - go to IIS Web Service Extensions and make sure it's Allowed (by default it was prohibited). STILL not working.

I'm not going to bother trying to repair my Windows 2003 install - for right now, I'm just going to try and uninstall my SP1. This is just crazy. See my next post to find out if it was successful.
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