As the title suggests I am receiving an error "Cannot read configuration file" when attempting to read a JPG file from an Azure File share mounted on a VM (from within Azure network) through a virtual directory from within IIS 7.5
This points to a permission problem - I created a local user on the web server matching the username and set the password to the Access Key of the storage service on Azure (the same credentials to access/mount the file storage share).
I set this on the app pool the vdir runs under aswell as the virtual directory properties "Physical Path Credentials" - both still return the following error:
HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error
The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.
Detailed Error Information:
Module IIS Web Core
Handler Not yet determined
Error Code 0x80070003
Config Error Cannot read configuration file
Config File \?\X:\web.config
Requested URL http://localhost:80/myvdir/1.jpg
Physical Path X:\1.jpg
Logon Method Not yet determined
Logon User Not yet determined
Config Source: -1: 0:
So either the credentials i'm using do not match the UNC credentials or IIS does not support this.
Anyone have any ideas?
UPDATE - 2016-15-18
Thanks to Simon W and Forester123
The issue was due to the following missing steps:
This URL (provided by Simon W) was invaluable http://blogs.iis.net/davidso/azurefile
You need to specify the UNC path of your file share as the Physical Path property:
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