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Blog Entry: 3/25/2006 4:40:09 PM

We do not have plans to support recurring payments via 2checkout because their system is not flexible enough to allow it to function correctly. Basically their system will not send notifications to our system when a recurring payment fails and therefore there is no way to automatically disable a user that cancels or does not pay. etc etc.. ,

There are 8 Access Levels by default.. they work like this.
http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=166& ; ; ;PN=1

Access Levels exist in ASPProtect Version 7 for backward compatibilty for customers using previous versions.

Truth is Groups are the replacement for Access Levels and they are much more powerful and flexible. You can also make as many of them as you want in the admin area.
http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=167& ; ; ;PN=1

On a side note:
We also coded ASPProtect Version 7 so there could technically be as many access levels as you wanted. It's not supported but if you really wanted more Access Levels you would carefully add more Access Levels to the drop down choices when you edit a user. "edit.asp"

I don't know why anyone would want to use Access Levels however when they can use Groups.


Your users with Internet Explorer may have received the "Page Expired" error.  For ASPProtect users, it happens when  the user is not logged on and tries to invoke the target page. check_user_inc.asp puts up the login form, and IE sees it as part of the target page.  Any later attempt to Back up and reload from cache gives the errror. 

My solution was, after successful login, instead of falling through the bottom of check_user_inc.asp and running the target page, I issue a re-direct to reload the target page. I also added META tags on the dynamic login form to say no-cache and expire now, so the re-direct really does reload the target page. This time, of course, check_user_inc.asp does not need to put up the login form, and the new target page in cache contains no form at all.  So, IE will not give a Page Expired error when Backing up to it later.

Netscape, and I gather other browsers, do not behave the same way, so I limited the solution to IE.  Also, the solution only works if the target page has no form of its own.

I'm uploading my customized version of check_user_inc.asp that contains this solution.  (In it, I also used the Javascript focus method to place the "cursor" in the Username field when the login form loads.)



I have reviewed the permissions requirements for folders from the support documentation but do not see the 'internal guest' account shown in our system to allow internet access to read/write to the access database. 

How else can we locate the proper account (or is it possible there is none?) to use to allow permissions to access the Data directory if it doesn't show up as 'Internal Guest'?


Some users have reported an error during the registration process.
Here is what I believe is happening.

When you register you get sent a validation email that has a link in it that looks something like this.

http://support.cjwsoft.com/forum//activate.asp?ID=testAD3AD2 97BC

That link can only be clicked on once which will activate your account.

If you somehow run that link more than once you will get a message telling you there was an error.

I think some people are double clicking on the link they get sent and running it more than once.... or clicking on it again after registration is complete. It probably happens very fast so they never see the success screen.

Either way, if you can login to the forum nothing is wrong and you are already activated.


To hopefully wrap this thread up...

This user showed me his site and things were working for me as they should.

We came to the conlusion that the weird behavior he was experiencing was because he was using AutoComplete in Internet Explorer....

It was automatically filling in the fields with his username/password that he had autocomplete save.

So it was a web browser usage issue.. not the code.


Why all the pages at the directory .../password_admin/ are very slow to open online?


The setting I am most interested in is what you have for the "Pic_Max_Image_Width" used when the image resizing components resize the big image

setting it to nothing or zero could cause this


I will actually explain how to set access_levels and/or groups...

in "users/add_new_account.asp"

carefully edit with a text editor
find this part
CmdAddUser.Fields("Access_Level") = "4"
that is where the acess level gets set...
you can change the level or remove that line all together if you dont want one set
now for groups you would add this line in the same area
CmdAddUser.Fields("Groups") = "*3*"
CmdAddUser.Fields("Groups") = "*1*,*2*,*3*"

Groups access for a user is stored in one field in the database like you see above. If you are confused what you should be saving in that field I suggest simply setting a user to whatever groups you want via the admin area and then looking in the database to see what got saved in that field. It's pretty simple really how they are stored.


that user would be a member of groups 1,5, and 9

Is it possible to set the user account time limits when they register? I am using email verification and am trying to have their accout expire 32 days after their initial login.

Also I have an issue with the email notification not notifying me when a new user logs in. It does a beautiful job notifying the new user.  I do not understand why my server will send to one and not the other, I ahve searched the links but none seem to answer this.

Thank you for your help and insight

, I am not talking about image resizing. I need to know if it is possible to limit the upload to images where their height or width is less than 500 PIX. ,

I am having severe trouble with the SQL database connection for ASPlisting (generic version).

I have used all of the suggested connection strings but still get error messages such as:

[DBNETLIB][ConnectionOpen (Connect()).]Specified SQL server not found.

I have set up the tables in the database, although the database existed already with many other tables in it as it costs me per database per month so one has to suffice with many tables in it.

I use SQL a fair amount on my site but have not suffered any probs like this yet.

Any advise or help would be useful.


thats a new one... I need some sort of error to go on..

No error ever ? It must eventually show something ?



I have ASPprotect 7 installed on my remote server.  I am able to go to the examples/default.asp page and login in without any difficulties.  If I copy the code from that page and paste it in a new page called the same thing but in a different folder, I get this error;  (Keep in mind that this is essentially the same exact page in a different location of the website)

Error Type:
Active Server Pages, ASP 0126 (0x80004005)
The include file '../../check_user_inc.asp' was not found.
/aspprotect/Pages/default.asp, line 3

I get the same error if I paste the "protection code" I have generated into the top of a current (.asp) page in my site.

Basically, the only pages that work are the ones that came with the program as examples.  Thats great, but now I need to make it work for my pages.  Any thoughts?


Have you thought about language file so users dont have to go into the code to put it in their language??

, "I can login for the first time."

when you say that what exactly does that mean, because in this version you do not just log in for the 1st time.

What I am saying is there are steps where you run a special page to intially get into the system, then you setup a new user, then you make them an admin, and then you can log in as them.

You left all of that out of your story...

I really need all details in order to help.. is this an upgrade or a new install, etc etc etc

I would also advise very carefully comparing the fields in your sql database to the sql creation scripts to make sure all the field settings are correct.

Lastly, please tell me what name/email you ordered the product under so I can check your purchase.


Terribly sorry, but we are not software-technical.  So can you please tell us exactly which folder the database would be in.

Thanks in advance.


as I look at your installation more I notice that you are using MSSQl as the database type.

chances are that is the source of these problems. Fields in the sql database are most likely not all set correctly

it is very important that the sql tables and fields are set up exactly as described and that the sql script we provide runs without error


if you create the sql database other than the way we tell you to or the sql script doesn't do its job setting all the field types/constraints/primary keys/etc..... for some reason .. then weird things like this can happen

at this time this is my best guess as to what is going on

I would examing the sql script we provide and compare the information set in it for each field and table to your existing SQL database to see if everything got set correctly.. I would start by checking these fields 1st of all as they are very important.... (username,password,expiration_date,admin,active)

in the meantime testing the ASPProtect system with an Access database will prove that all the ASP code is working as it is supposed to if you are interested in doing that


Humm, I can see all those pages loading just fine at both domains so you got me pretty confused at this point as you just said they didnt load.

regardless, the data connection tests are failing with both of them.

so let me ask you again how are you setting permissions on the database folders?

, Yup, thats the problem I was having. I can get it to work if I don't do through the dl stream, but otherwise it prompts to save or open it instead of loading it in the browser.

I did read the change on making the content public instead of private so I think that will work for know...
, well, like I said.. I am leaving in about 5 minutes for the wedding.

If you put this up on a live server that I can connect to I will look at it tommoro for you. I have told you everything I could possibly tell you so I dont think your going to figure it out based on the things you have told me so far.

Only other thing I can think of is make sure your not running anything goofy on that server 2003 box. Norton Antivirus script blocking... various ad blockers.. anti spyware applications... etc etc... They can cause problems as well. ,

well, I was curious myself so I just tried it.

Good news is it worked just as I thought.

Only problem is your changing things to allow authentication info to be passed over the net in a url. If you can live with the security implications then it will work. I mean a sniffer could see that and end up knowing the username and password.. not likely but just putting that out there.

Of course now that I think about it unless you are running under SSL (https://) when you log in normally that info is in the post info anyway and possible to get at.. course not right out in the open like when you put it in the url and less likely to be noticed.

As long as your not doing it to access critical areas like the admin pages... and you monitor the log files once in a while it's probably nothing to worry about.


IT worked just as cwilliams said. I did see the IP address being stored in the table but it didn't dawn on me that it was tied in to the view count, I tried it from a different IP address and it worked great .

Good coding Christopher



, I see what your saying.. its just hard to troubleshoot something when a  lot of changes have been made.

Did you test things before you started modifying the code ?

If its SQL server it is very important that the database was created with the provided SQL scripts.,

I'm using Aspimage and SQL. Photos are 2464 x 1632 px, tried the upload and import directory methods, same results: thumbnails ok, full images 0 bytes.

ServerSoftware Microsoft-IIS/6.0
ServerName www.larrysampas.com
ServerProtocol HTTP/1.1
PathInfo /gallery2/extras
PathTranslated d:\Customers\user1095000\www\gallery2\extras
ADODB (ActiveX Data Object) Version: 1.2 Installed  
CDONTS Version: 2.80 Installed  
SMTPMail Version: SMTPMail Retail Version V2, 2, 1, 0 Installed  
JMail Version: 4.1.2 Installed  
AspEmail Installed
AspMail Installed
SAFILEUP Installed
Dundas Upload Not Installed  
ASPImage Version: 2.31 Installed  
AspJpeg Not Installed  
ImgWriter Not Installed  
Script Engine 
Type VBScript
Version 5.6
Build 8515


5 Computers in an office, random hardware and operating systems.  Some wireless some wired - all the same ISP connection.

Some users do not see the PLACE A NEW AD hyperlink.  How can this be hidden?  There is no conditional statement yet some see it and others don't.

To make this problem even more confusing if I take an image and put the place_new_ad.asp hyperlink on that image the users don't even see that image any longer.

How can this be resolved?


New Version 8.1 Released

Whats new..

Upgrade Instructions...

Upgrade at your own risk. Though we try new versions are not always perfect due to minor bugs we may miss.

Back up your old setup so you can revert back if necessary..!!!
Save your data connection string info in a text file so you have it.
You can get that by viewing the system info page in the admin area.

Carefully copy all the ".asp" files from the new version to the old.
Your going to want all the .asp files in the aspbanner folder.
Your going to want all the .asp files in the aspbanner/scripts folder

Copy the aspbanner/images folder because there are some new images

Be sure to also copy the "data/config" folder files.folders as well as a lot of that is new including the actual config file. If you dont get the new config file copied in there you will have problems later on with some of the new features.

Be sure to create a new folder in the "data" folder called "tempstats"
Make sure it has proper permissions if you plan on using the delayed stats feature as the stats gets temporarily stored there. 

Go back to the area where you originally setup the data connection and do that again...

From the web browser run the following URL


Replace "yoursite" with the proper url info relevant to your web site location.

When run via the web server that page will ask for a password. By default it is "temp". You should change it later on for security reasons. That page tells you how.


Now... moving on..

There were no changes to the database except for SQL Server users so you can use your existing database.

SQL Server users that want to use the new stored procedures feature (it's optional) will need to update their SQL database with the stored procedures.

Scripts to do that are provided.

ALSO: I have been running this new version using SQL Server Stored Procedure mode for a 1 week on a special banner server that serves banners to many of my own sites. I have also been using the new Delayed Stats feature.

All I can say is it is running like a champ and the SQL server is using less memory than it ever did before.


I recently upgraded my ASPclassifieds from MS Access to SQL.  The application launches, I can browse existing catagories, etc. but when I try clicking on the login, guestbook, register or accessing the classifieds_admin,  I get the HTTP 500 - Internal server error.  Guessing this must be a folder or file permission issue?  Have tried changing IUSR permissions but nothing helps.

Please advise.
Thanks, lancem

, if you are talking about IPN subscriptions and how they work paypal has detailed manauls on their site.. if you are talking about asp.net in general there are probably a lot of good books..

the reason I said look at the aspprotect 7 code is cause the applications and database are very similar and the same techniques will apply for the most part as far as how the ipn subscription posts from paypal talk to the database and what happens during the various post events.. etc etc etc ,

Is it actually possible, with your product, to password-protect the folder that has the actual database without having to require customers browsing the listings to enter a password, or will password-protecting the database folder prevent customers from browsing the classifeds listings?

, Not sure how to response.write the session variable,

My Admin user got corupted, and I need to reset the password and user, what is the defualt password for this database, as I do not think I have changes this (hopefully) as of yet.




That would not happen unless you added a target to the login form or you're code had a base target set.

Like so..

<base target="_blank">

I would really need more detailed information. It's nothing the system does the way it ships under normal circumstances. For example you shouldn't see that behavior in any of the example protected ".asp" pages

that is unless you have something odd going on with your browser settings or you made changes to the login form or code around it causing it. (or you are using frames and dont have some of the targets and what not set correctly)

My guess is that it has to be something you added or did, but I really need to know more to offer more than that.



ok, well as far as what else to try I already told you..

you need to manually compare all those field settings with the sql script and make sure they all got set correctly...

you also need to tell me what email/name you ordered the application under... before I will continue this support with you.. at this point I don't know if you purchased the application or if you are using the unsupported lite version


, also, just to show you what happens when a user creates a subscription this is the code. you can see in red where the subscrition is is set and also where the exp date is set to null

 If txn_type = "subscr_signup" Then
  Set ConnPasswords = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Connection") 
  Set CmdEditUser = Server.CreateObject("ADODB.Recordset")
  ConnPasswords.Open ConnectionString
  SQL = "SELECT " & tbl_label_users & ".* FROM " & tbl_label_users & " WHERE (User_ID = " & User_ID & ")"
  CmdEditUser.Open SQL, ConnPasswords, 1, 3
  CmdEditUser.Fields("Active") = "1"
  CmdEditUser.Fields("Validated") = "1"
  CmdEditUser.Fields("PayPal_Subscriber_ID") = subscr_id
  CmdEditUser.Fields("Notes") = "Successful PayPal Subscription Signup on " & Date
  CmdEditUser.Fields("Expiration_Date") = Null
  If Access_Level <> "" Then
   CmdEditUser.Fields("Access_Level") = Access_Level
  End If
  If Groups <> "" Then
   CmdEditUser.Fields("Groups") = Trim(Groups)
  End If
  Set CmdEditUser = Nothing
  Set ConnPasswords = Nothing
 End If

perhaps the filesystem object is disabled on the server ?
or some sort of script blocking is running and causing a problem ?

other than that I can take a look if you put it up on a live server.

, I am out of the server now and I have to get up early to help friends pour concrete in a huge building in 20-30 degree weather (woo hoo)

So I am going to take a break on this until later tommoro.

In the mean time try connecting to the access database with no password on it as well as the access 97 version that I put in the data folder... and see if it runs any faster...screens like the user screen should load fast... not after 15 seconds of waiting like they seem to be doing right now

If none of that helps which it probably wont I can set up the database for you here including the importing later tommoro when I am done pouring concrete

humm.. can I possibly see this happening ?
any changes to that part of the code ?



is that lindsey lohan and her fake boobs as ur avatar?

I am installing IIS and all of its glory on the other computer now... gotta love remote desktop (the pc is at work  )


You are not supposed to use "../" with a virtual include

Thats goes against what a virtual include is and makes no sense.
When using a virtual include you give the path as if accessing from the root of the main web / virtual directory

I find it very hard to believe it ever worked like that and if it ever did it was wrong.



Timecard Entry: 3/25/2006 4:40:09 PM

Enter bills/ TICC, Posted accounts and did a detail of check and cash for a bank deposit.. Credit card authorizations, ans. phone, customer inquries, worked on problem children. I did baking for Carol for TICC., worked on getting the ips reset in mrtg and transfereing mrtg over to diff server, sales support, Writing Method of procedure for secure Domain Setup. I also was able to learn about navigating the network and becoming more familiar with how the network is setup, IP addresses, etc., Voice-Mail (Bell Callbacks), and E-Mail, Learning hoe to use the Schema object. I want to learn how to use because then the ASP code will be intelligent enough to look at the database and analizae all the field types and names and sizes. Then the ASP code can dynamically create form validation and comples save field code. I know nothing about this so today I will be searching articles and reading books until I figure it out because it will save me hundreds of hours coding and will make this much better in the future as well. Plus we can use this code for other things probably later on, radlog, dial up issues, email, DANC problems, Email and VM, technical support supervisor. emonitor, radlog, dial up issues, ask us a questions, incoming calls, emails, took mostly incoming calls ... helped techs as needed ..covered incoming calls and tech issues , offering meeting at best western, 66247-66253, Jeff, Ron, Linda, Jodi, Lee and Dani., Beth showing me what I'm doing wrong w/virtual email account setups., meet with Bill about doing site surveys, Posted accounts and did a detail of checks and cash for a bank depoist. Credit card authorizations, ans phone, and coupon referrals. , DEVELOP FORUM PAGE REDESIGN, Talked to a Realtor in Western Steuben about whether or not our data can be imported into Top Producer (it can't), phone messages, fix nnyads.com, Calling back Don Davidson. Talking to him, explaining to him what his problem was. Making room in basement., funeral for family member, Problems w/ UCP Malone., Worked with a wireless card on my machine to see if I could get it going. Then I did some more reading on installing wireless and maintaining, Reviewed quotes printing and mailing options for USA 1 net with Ed, noc, everything seems to be running smoothly..., Completed ticket on Dr. Maresca's circuit. Working OK., research, wireless, , work on proposal for JCC, research and email followups,

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