KB1001.405
Problem: IIS returns error "405 Method Not Allowed" when posting to a CGI script

This article applies to Microsoft IIS.

Last Updated: 23 May 2002

Problem

    IIS returns error "405 Method Not Allowed" when posting to a CGI script

Details

    IIS returns "405 Method Not Allowed" or asks you to check your MIME mappings when you try to use a CGI script such as Domain Password or Comments.

Solution

    This is an IIS Server configuration error having nothing to do with MIME types. You are attempting to execute a program in a directory that doesn't have execute permissions turned on. Double-check the settings for your scripts directory. See the IIS documentation for more information.

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