Remove Unused Script Mappings

IIS is preconfigured to support common file name extensions such as .asp and .shtm. When IIS receives a request for one of these file types, the call is handled by a DLL. If you do not use some of these extensions or functionality, remove the mappings.

To remove unused script mappings

  1. In Windows 2000, point to the Start button, point to Programs, point to Program Tools, and then click Internet Services Manager.

  2. Right-click the Web server, and then on the pop-up menu, click Properties.

  3. In the Master Properties box, click WWW Service, and then click Edit.

  4. In the WWW Service Master Properties dialog box, click the Home Directory tab, and then click Configuration.

  5. As appropriate, remove the following references:

    If you do not use


    Web-based password reset


    Internet Database Connector (all IIS Web sites should use ADO or similar technology)


    Server-side includes

    .stm, .shtm, and .shtml

    Internet Printing


    Index Server

    .ida and .idq

Bb687369.note(en-us,TechNet.10).gif Note   To function correctly, the Application Center user interface requires support for .asp and .js file extensions. Do not remove these mappings.

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