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  1. Mark
    Mark avatar
    147 posts
    01 Jun 2010
    27 Jun 2011
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    I've installed sitefinity on my development machine and am trying to deploy the site to my university development machine. Our URL structure is

    The deployment appeared to go well, but the backend of the site is not functioning. After logging in, clicking on any of the main links, ie: Pages, posts the following error:  IIS 7.0 Detailed Error - 404.0 - Not Found

    Has anyone else run into this error or had any luck installing to a subfolder?
  2. Stanislav Velikov
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    1113 posts
    18 Sep 2017
    30 Jun 2011
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    Hi Mark,

    To install in a subfolder under your site root you should prevent web.config inheritance. This is achieved with adding <location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false"> to this place in your parent web.config.

    <location path="." inheritInChildApplications="false">

    Then you have to provide permissions for the database this Sitefinity project is using and you are good to go.
    I have tested this scenario at my end and it is working with full functionality.
    Since you are able to access your backend and see the top navigation the problem should be connected with some IIS configuration and handling of services. Can you please review the settings needed in IIS in order to host Sitefinity projects. Can you also check are the services executing ( see attached screenshot )?

    Kind regards,
    Stanislav Velikov
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