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404 Error When Deployed

Apr 7, 2009 at 4:16 PM
I followed the install instructions.
I'm running it on Win Server 2003, IIS6 with 2005 SQL Back end.
When I go to the url Root/default.aspx I expect to see the default page, but what I see is the custom 404 page for whatever the url is.  So does anyone know what I am missing?
I changed the root in the web.config.

Any help, or point me to some more indepth install instructions?

Apr 7, 2009 at 5:01 PM
Switch customErrors off (in web.config) and see what the actual exception is. Maybe you did not switch to ASP.NET 2.0 Integrated Pipeline in IIS?
Apr 8, 2009 at 4:11 AM
Ok, at first I got 500 server error, but was not logging anything in the Web log or event log.
Now I am getting  "XML Parsing Error: no element found"

I am missing something, I'm sure.  this is my first deployment of an MVC app.  What do you mean by switching to ASP.NET 2.0 Integrated Pipeline in IIS?

Thanks for your help
Apr 8, 2009 at 5:43 AM
Edited Apr 8, 2009 at 5:45 AM
Hi jsaski,

Is there more info about what XML element is missing? At first I didn't notice that you are using IIS 6. There's no Integrated Mode there. Try this:

Kind regards,
Pawel Lukasik
Apr 11, 2009 at 3:29 AM

THANK YOU!  That is exactly what it was, without the wild card mapping the extension less URLs will not work.  I knew as a MVC newbie that I was missing something basic.

Thanks again, (and to Haack Too)

Joe Saski