JSI Tip 6436. Microsoft Remote Data Services (RDS) is not installed with IIS on Windows XP Professional?

When you attempt to access RDS, you receive:

Internet Server Error
Runtime error: 8447

To resolve this issue:

1. Start / Administrative Tools / Internet Information Services.

2. Expand the (local computer) and Web Sites nodes.

3. Right-click the Default Web Site node, press New and press Virtual Directory.

4. Press Next in the Virtual Directory Creation Wizard.

5. Type MSADC in the Virtual Directory Alias dialog box and press Next.

6. Click Browse on the Web Site Content Directory dialog and locate C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\msadc.

7. Press Next.

8. Select the Execute (such as ISAPI applications or CGI) box on the Access Permissions dialog. By default, the Read and Run Scripts such as ASP will be checked.

9. Press Next and Finish.

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