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There are three steps in setting up Windows XP Professional after you have unzipped VP-ASP software into some directory.

  1. Enable web sharing for VP-ASP
  2. Make sure the database directory has the correct read/write permissions
  3. Updating VP-ASP Configuration file shop$config.asp

Enabling Web Sharing for the VP-ASP folder

Right click on the folder that contains the VPASP Shopping cart files and select properties then click on the “Web Sharing” tab on the top part of the dialog box. If there is no “Web Sharing” tab then IIS is not installed on your machine, you can install IIS from your Windows XP Professional cd-rom.

Click on “Share this folder” then a dialog box will appear

Enter in the desired alias for the shopping cart by typing it in the “Alias” text box. The alias will be the location of the shopping cart as people will see it from the web.

Eg. If the alias is “vpasp” then the URL of the Shopping Cart will be

For your local PC, try: http://localhost/vpasp

Click ok on the Edit Alias dialog box.

Click ok on the folder properties box.

The install is complete.

Possible Errors

When you are attempting to browse a Web page, the following error is displayed:

  1. You are not authorized to view this page
  2. You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials you supplied.
  3. HTTP 401.2 - Unauthorized: Logon failed due to server configuration Internet Information Services

Click here for a solution or see http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q253667

Protecting the database

In most cases the database will not be in the same database as the rest of the VP-ASP files. The database needs to be able to be written and it also needs to be protect from hackers stealing it.

Your database files should be stored in a separate folder to your asp script files.

The database folder needs to have a virtual path, meaning that it has be a web shared folder

First you must create a new folder in Windows Explorer and copy your database to this folder.

Right click on that folder and select properties, then web sharing.

Select the “Share This Folder” radio box

This will bring up the alias window. You can choose whatever alias you wish for your database folder.

You must disable “Read” access from the “Access Permissions” settings.

Disabling read access will stop people form being able to download your database file