ASP.Net View State: EnableViewState vs ViewStateMode

With ASP.Net 4.0, a new property for View State was introduced, it was called ViewStateMode. Prior to ASP.Net 4.0, we used to use EnableViewState property. Now for an ASP.Net 4.0 application, both of these properties are available. So the question comes in which one we should use? And how are they different? To answer the…

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IIS 6.0: Http 500.0.170 while browsing Classic ASP pages

On an IIS 6.0 machine, if you try to browse any hosted Classic ASP page (.asp), you get the generic ‘Page cannot be displayed’ error. Other resources like html, .gif works well without any issue. In IIS logs you will find the status codes sc-status sc-substatus sc-win32-status 500             0                       170 Here is 170 is Windows…