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PRB: Configure RDS on a Windows XP IIS Server

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This article was previously published under Q318817

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Microsoft Remote Data Services (RDS) is not installed by default on the version of Internet Information Server (IIS) that comes with Windows XP Professional. When you try to access RDS, you receive the following error message:

Internet Server Error
Runtime error: 8447

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The MSADC virtual folder does not exist on the IIS computer.

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To resolve this problem, create a new MSADC virtual directory on the IIS computer. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. click Start, click Programs, click Administrative Tools, and then click Internet Information Services.
  2. Expand the (local computer) and Web Sites nodes.
  3. Right-click the Default Web Site node, point to New, and then click Virtual Directory. When the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard appears, click Next.
  4. In the Virtual Directory Alias dialog box, type MSADC, and then click Next.
  5. On the Web Site Content Directory page, click Browse to locate the following path, and then click Next:
    C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc
  6. On the Access Permissions page, click to select the Execute (such as ISAPI applications or CGI) check box. Note that by default, the Read and Run scripts such as ASP check boxes are selected.
  7. Click Next, and then click Finish to complete the wizard.
Note that after you perform these steps, you no longer receive the RDS error that is described in the "Symptoms" section.

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This behavior is by design.

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Keywords: KB318817, kbprb, kbmdacnosweep

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Article Info
Article ID : 318817
Revision : 3
Created on : 5/12/2003
Published on : 5/12/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 312