Authentication/Configuration/Web.Config Error?


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Matt

I am getting the following Error.

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration
file required to service this request. Please review the specific error
details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: It is an error to use a section registered as
allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level. This
error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an
application in IIS.

Source Error:

Line 15: </compilation>
Line 16: <customErrors mode="Off" />
Line 17: <authentication mode="Forms">
Line 18: <forms name="greensboro" path="/"
loginUrl="/greensboro/Tools/ManualLogin.aspx" protection="All"
timeout="90" >
Line 19: </forms>

Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Greensboro\web.config Line: 17


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Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300;
ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300


I am using MCMS, but from all my research I have found that this may be
a .NET configuration issue and not an MCMS issue.

I am getting this issue on SOME pages, but not ALL from within my site.
I have looked through the code but have not spotted any differences
from one page to the next, so I am not exactly sure what might be
causing the error.

If i change the authentication type or I remove the authentication
block in the Web.Config I still get the same issue.

Any help appreciated...

Thanks
Matt
 
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Chris Fulstow

Hi Matt,

This is usually caused by one of two things:

1) A virtual directory is not configured as an application when it
should be, as the errors says. To fix this, open IIS, righ-click the
offending folder and select Properties. Select the Directory tab then
click the Create button under Application Settings.

2) One of your sub folders contains a web.config file that shouldn't be
there. .NET will think the folder should be an application, so it
complains. Simply move or delete the web.config file.

Hope that helps,

Chris
 
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Matt

Chris said:
Hi Matt,

This is usually caused by one of two things:

1) A virtual directory is not configured as an application when it
should be, as the errors says. To fix this, open IIS, righ-click the
offending folder and select Properties. Select the Directory tab then
click the Create button under Application Settings.

I have done this before, but for the sake of this argument I removed
the Application and re-created it.
2) One of your sub folders contains a web.config file that shouldn't be
there. .NET will think the folder should be an application, so it
complains. Simply move or delete the web.config file.

I have done a search on all subfolders an none of them contain a
web.config file. However I did find a web.config file under a
sub-virtual (non-application) that when removed fixed the problem
Hope that helps,

Chris


Thanks
Matt
 

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