After moving eKtron Site from iis6 to iis7 site is running but some of the links do not work and



I moved this site from IIS6 WIN2K3 to WIN2K8R2 IIS7 and the site launches but I'm getting errors on lots of the links/main menu items.

Things I have already checked

  • application pool settings
  • db connection strings
  • Creds/permissions in place
  • installed the correct version of Ektron

Could this be a web.config Issue? I tried to look at the differences between IIS6 and IIS7, but didn't see anything obvious. Any help or clue will be appreciated!

Receiving the following error message

"Server Error in '/' Application.
The resource cannot be found
Description: HTTP 404. The resource you are looking for (or one of its dependencies) could have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.  Please review the following URL and make sure that it is spelled correctly. 

Requested URL: /what.aspx

Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.5466; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.5456

Also Receiving following errors

HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

IIS Web Core 



Error Code

Requested URL 

Physical Path

Logon Method

Logon User
asked on Server Fault Apr 1, 2013 by zman • edited Apr 1, 2013 by slm

2 Answers


In short: how was the site migrated?

The files copied? Sites sometimes consist of settings outside web.config (for eg, Applications and Virtual Directories), which aren't physically on the disk.

(You can use a tool like the Web Deployment Tool to migrate a site and all settings)

The second message is telling you what's wrong.

Does the physical path exist, or was it previously a virtual directory?

answered on Server Fault Apr 4, 2013 by TristanK

Finally figured out the cause it was all to do with compatibility between IIS 6 web config file and IIS 7 web config files. I had to comment out few things and it worked

answered on Server Fault Apr 25, 2013 by zman

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