Enable IIS to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows

In Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition(or any 64bit Windows)…connecting MS Access to ASP pages…by using following code<scripting language used is javascript>:
cn= Server.CreateObject(“ADODB.Connection”);
cn.ConnectionString=”DRIVER={Microsoft Access Driver (*.mdb)}; DBQ= “+ Server.MapPath(“any.mdb”)

gives error:
ADODB.Connection error ‘800a0ea9’
Provider is not specified and there is no designated default provider

As the MS Access driver is 32bit…and is being accessed by 64bit windows..
This error can be solved by:
1.Opening  command prompt and navigating to the directory %systemdrive%\Inetpub\AdminScripts
cscript.exe adsutil.vbs set W3SVC/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 true


13 responses to “Enable IIS to run 32-bit applications on 64-bit Windows

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    Great post, thanks!

  2. Some Dude

    You have to be careful, though – the app I currently maintain cannot run in 32-bit mode IIS. As always, that setting is a double-edged sword. Good post, though – I’m sure it is or will be useful to many!

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    Great Post. It saves me from re-installing the server as 32bit again! Thanks a lot !!

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