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ISAPI and CGI Restrictions

Published: February 29, 2012

Updated: February 29, 2012

Applies To: Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2



Use the ISAPI and CGI Restrictions feature page to manage a list of restrictions to ISAPI and CGI programs.

Sort the list by clicking one of the feature page column headings or select a value from the Group by drop-down list to group similar items.

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The following tables describe the UI elements that are available on the feature page and in the Actions pane.

 

Element Name Description

Description

Lists the description of the ISAPI or CGI program.

Restriction

Shows whether the specific program is allowed to run.

Path

Shows the path of the .dll or .exe file.

 

Element Name Description

Add

Opens the Add ISAPI or CGI Restriction dialog box from which you can manage restrictions to CGI (.exe) or ISAPI (.dll) programs.

Deny

Specifies the restriction setting for a CGI (.exe) or ISAPI (.dll) program. This action is available only when an item is selected from the list on the feature page.

Allow

Specifies the restriction setting for a CGI (.exe) or ISAPI (.dll) program. This action is available only when an item is selected from the list on the feature page.

Edit

Opens the Edit ISAPI or CGI Restriction dialog box from which you can manage restrictions to CGI (.exe) or ISAPI (.dll) programs. This action is available only when an item is selected from the list on the feature page.

Remove

Removes the item that is selected from the list on the feature page.

Edit Feature Settings

Opens the Edit ISAPI and CGI Restrictions Settings dialog box from which you can configure settings that apply to the entire ISAPI and CGI restrictions feature.

Use the Add ISAPI or CGI Restriction and Edit ISAPI or CGI Restriction dialog boxes to manage restrictions for CGI (.exe) and ISAPI (.dll) programs.

 

Element Name Description

ISAPI or CGI path

Type the physical path to the ISAPI extension or CGI program.

Description

Provide a brief description of the program.

Allow extension path to execute

Select this option to enable this program to run.

Use the Edit ISAPI and CGI Restrictions Settings dialog box to enable unspecified CGI or ISAPI modules to run. If you leave these settings unchanged, only the CGI or ISAPI modules specifically listed can run on this server.

CautionCaution
Enabling either Allow unspecified CGI modules or Allow unspecified ISAPI modules is a security risk. Your server could become susceptible to computer viruses or worms that exploit CGI or ISAPI technologies. To reduce this risk, you should create specific restrictions for all ISAPI extensions or CGI files that must run on your server.

 

Element Name Description

Allow unspecified CGI modules

Enables unspecified CGI modules to run on this server.

Allow unspecified ISAPI modules

Enables unspecified ISAPI modules to run on this server.

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