01 Jun 2011
02 Jun 2011
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Ran into an interesting problem that I could not find any doc's for.
This specifically related deploying Sitefinity 4.1.1395.0 to an IIS 7.5 server (Windows 2008 SP1). The issue was I would get 404 - Folder or File not found when i logged into the administration console and tried to access almost any function. The problem was specifically to do with handling of *.svc files. In the docs, it states that you need to add a http handler into the site for *.svc pointing to %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\aspnet_isapi.dll. This did not work and the error persisted. What I found was if I changed the application pool to run in classic mode, it worked, but integrated mode it would not. So, my resolution I found was:
instead of adding a script manager handler in pointing to a file, I added a managed handler instead with:
Request Path: *.svc
Type: System.ServiceModel.Activation.ServiceHttpHandlerFactory, System.ServiceModel.Activation, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35
This seemed to resolve my issue. Just thought I would share as an option if anyone else has the same issue.