CDONTS is a Microsoft script library that is used in Internet Information Services (IIS), Microsoft’s web server.
However, some users have posted in the Microsoft forum that their Windows Server 2003 is missing the cdonts.ini file.
> If I try to access my cdonts.ini file, I get the following error message: > cdonts.ini: The system cannot find the file specified.
- The cdonts.ini file is a configuration file for Microsoft’s cdonts script library. A missing cdonts.ini file can prevent IIS from functioning properly. There are fixes online, but users are cautioned on executing them, as they could further damage the IIS server. Many users suggest adding CDONTS as a Tool in the IIS Manager and choosing the repair option. The cdonts.ini file can be recreated, if necessary, by deleting the entire CDONTS folder and reinstalling IIS.
- The cdonts.ini file is a configuration file for the Microsoft cdonts script library.
- A missing cdonts.ini file can prevent IIS from working properly.
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The cdonts errors are caused by different reasons, and in this article, we are going to show you how to fix it.
- Before fixing the cdonts errors, please make sure that you have enabled debugging mode in your server.
- Go to Start
- Right-click on Computer
- Go to Properties
- Go to Advanced system settings
- Under the Advanced tab, click Settings
- Under Startup and Recovery
- Click System failure
- Click the radio button next to Automatically restart
One of the first things you need to deal with is deleting the i386 folder.
- Press the Windows key and type %systemroot%i386.
- Right click on i386 folder and choose Delete.
- Next, you will need to delete SysWOW64 directory. Press the Windows key and type %systemroot%SysWOW64.
- Right click on SysWOW64 directory and choose Delete.
- Now, copy and rename the i386 directory to SysWOW64 directory.
- To rename the i386 directory to SysWOW64, simply rename it with “syswow64.cmd”.
- Next, copy i386 directory to SysWOW64 directory and rename it as SysWOW64.cmd.
- Finally, run SysWOW64.cmd file and you are done.
Another effective method that you can use to fix this cdonts error is renaming some files.
- Start by navigating to the root directory.
- In the directory, you’ll see a particular file called ssconn.dll.
- Rename this file to ssconn.old.dll.
Running a repair installation of the OS might also eliminate this frustrating issue.
- To repair the Windows installation, open Run with the Windows key + R hotkey.
- Enter rstrui in the Run text box, and press the Return key.
- Select the Yes option in the Rebuild Windows option.