[thelist] Global.asa

Chris.Marsh at Callserve.com Chris.Marsh at Callserve.com
Fri Dec 31 03:50:23 CST 2004


> I do not believe that merely opening Global.asa in Notepad 
> will cause your
> application to restart. 
> However, it is easy to test. In your global.asa set an 
> application variable
> to the current time in application_onstart. Retrieve this 
> value in an ASP
> page. Now open the global.asa file in notepad, and close 
> notepad without
> making any changes. Refresh the ASP page in question. If the 
> application
> variable has a new value, then the app has been recycled.

I shall try this forthwith - thanks.

> : A cooleague informed me that by merely opening the 
> Global.asa file and
> : making no changes one would precipitate an IIS restart.
> Let's make sure we're talking about the right thing here - 
> IIS *does not*
> restart no matter what you do to a global.asa. All that 
> happens is that the
> particular ASP application is restarts. IIS keeps working just fine.

I used the phrase "IIS restart" informedly - this was the phrase he used.
I'll check out whether or not the application restarts when I view
Global.asa, but also take a look at the logs for the time period my
colleague was referring to. It may be that IIS has been restarting, but this
is symptomatic of a completely different issue.

Many thanks for the responses.


Chris Marsh

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