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Configuring fastcgi for mapserver on iis 5.n and 6.n x86

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Notes by Donald Kerr

Configuring FastCGI for Mapserver on IIS 5.n and 6.n x86

  1. Download FastCGI Extension 1.5 for Internet Information Services 6.0 and 5.1 (x86) from
  2. Install FastCGI running fcgisetup_1.5_x86_rtw.msi downloaded in 1. above.
  3. Once the above install is completed, create a script mapping as follows:

  • Open inetmgr.exe.
  • Expand the folder tree and right-click Websites then click Properties.
  • Click the Home Directory tab.
  • Click the Configuration… button.
  • Click the Add… button.
  • In the Add/Edit Application Extension Mapping dialog box, click Browse... then navigate to fcgiext.dll that is located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\.
  • Note that you will now have to click in the browse result input box in order for the OK button below to be enabled.
  • In the Extension text box, enter ".exe" (no quotes).
  • Under Verbs, in the Limit to text box, enter "GET,HEAD,POST" (no quotes and no spaces).
  • Ensure that the Script engine and Verify that file exists check boxes are selected.
  • Click OK (three times to close all the open dialogs).
  • Modify fcigext.ini in C:\WINDOWS\system32\inetsrv\.

    • Add an extension to application mapping “exe=EXE” to the [Types] section.
    • Add a [EXE] section with “ExePath=d:\mapserver\cgi-bin\mapserv.exe” (Change to match the directory containing mapserv.exe)



  • Finish configuration by running iisreset (No need to reboot)
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