10 May 2010
06 Sep 2010
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I was receiving this error after moving my sitefinity installation outside of a subdirectory into the root directory.
I have an ASP.NET application in another directory under the root, which was inheriting the web.config file in the root. This subapplication is a precompiled application with Personalization turned off. Sitefinity has personalization turned on. I was getting an error message: This application was precompiled with personalization turned off, but it appears to have been turned on after the precompilation, which is not supported.
After doing a search, i found out how to stop the inheritance (by using <location> tag, with inheritInChildApplications="false".) This all seemed to work, and I could access the sitefinity subdirectory to administer the website.
I opened sitefinity administration section, then clicked on Modules, which brought up this error message.
Doing some reading around these forums, suggestions included using <clear />, and duplicating parts of root web.config into Sitefinity/ web.config.
I couldn't get any of those to work, and instead moved sitefinity back to a subdirectory. I will redirect users to the subdirectory upon accessing the root URL.