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Monday, March 29, 2010

Failed to access IIS metabase. An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack ...

Hit below error when try to setup and new application in IIS.

Server Error in '/encelabs' Application.


Failed to access IIS metabase.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironmentException: Failed to access IIS metabase.

The process account used to run ASP.NET must have read access to the IIS metabase (e.g. IIS://servername/W3SVC). For information on modifying metabase permissions, please see

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.
Stack Trace:

[HostingEnvironmentException: Failed to access IIS metabase.]
System.Web.Configuration.MetabaseServerConfig.MapPathCaching(String siteID, VirtualPath path) +3492170
System.Web.Configuration.MetabaseServerConfig.System.Web.Configuration.IConfigMapPath.MapPath(String siteID, VirtualPath vpath) +9
System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironment.MapPathActual(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean permitNull) +163
System.Web.CachedPathData.GetConfigPathData(String configPath) +382
System.Web.CachedPathData.GetConfigPathData(String configPath) +243
System.Web.CachedPathData.GetApplicationPathData() +68
System.Web.CachedPathData.GetVirtualPathData(VirtualPath virtualPath, Boolean permitPathsOutsideApp) +3385679
System.Web.Configuration.RuntimeConfig.GetLKGRuntimeConfig(VirtualPath path) +189

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework


For my case, the reason hit above error is because.NET Framework was installed before IIS server. To solve the problem, register .NET framework to IIS will do.

How to do that? (please be aware that the sample using for.NET Framework V1.0)


1. Click on Start -> Run

2. Type in cmd and click OK

3. Command prompt screen will appear. go to"C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\
v2.0.50727" folder by using command cd C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727 and hit enter. Please refer screen below:

4. Type in
aspnet_regiis -i and hit enter.

5. Screen below will be shown and dotnet user installed.

aspnet_regiis -i

alternatively you can copy and paste this command into windows command prompt

%windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot...for this solution