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7th September 2007

How To Configure the CGI Script Timeout Value in IIS 5.0 and 6.0

One of the most common questions people seem to ask when attempting to run some form of CGI application or script (such as PHP or Perl) on an IIS 6.0 server is “How do I change the default CGI script timeout value ?“ Quite often this is because they are trying to execute a relatively long-running script in an application and they are seeing the following error message :

“The specified CGI application exceeded the allowed time for processing”

The default value for the CGI script timeout property in the IIS metabase is 300 seconds for both IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0 In this brief tutorial I will demonstrate the various ways in which you can modify this default value for IIS 5.0 and IIS 6.0

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