Moving away from Source-Safe but having problems installing SourceGear Vault on IIS 10


In order to keep my scripts I used to use Microsoft source safe but after many issues, I migrated to sourceGear Vault, which stores all the data in a few sql server databases, so that you can backup them, etc.

This question is specific to this version control system called SourceGear Vault.

In the past I had problems with SourceGear Vault installation and they were fixed.

Now again I am finding it not straight forward to install the SourceGear Vault client.

What I have done so far

I have used the following powershell commands to install the server and client:

msiexec /i VaultProServer64_10_0_0_30736.msi

msiexec /i VaultProClient_10_0_0_30736.msi

The server installation went on without major problems, other that you need to make sure you run the powershell above as Administrator. Same is valid for the client install.

Client install is ok too, the bit that I have got a problem is the IIS.

to find the version of IIS on powershell:

powershell "get-itemproperty HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\InetStp\  | select setupstring,versionstring"

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About the .NET version(s) I have installed running the below Powershell script I get:

Get-ChildItem 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP' -recurse |
Get-ItemProperty -name Version,Release -EA 0 |
Where { $_.PSChildName -match '^(?!S)\p{L}'} |
Select PSChildName, Version, Release, @{
      switch -regex ($_.Release) {
        "378389" { [Version]"4.5" }
        "378675|378758" { [Version]"4.5.1" }
        "379893" { [Version]"4.5.2" }
        "393295|393297" { [Version]"4.6" }
        "394254|394271" { [Version]"4.6.1" }
        "394802|394806" { [Version]"4.6.2" }
        "460798" { [Version]"4.7" }
        {$_ -gt 460798} { [Version]"Undocumented 4.7 or higher, please update script" }

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this is my current IIS SourceGear Environment:

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The Application Pools

In the IIS Manager, click on Application Pools. there are multiple pools for Vault. Check the Advanced Settings for each and look for "Enable 32-bit Apps." That should be set to False.

I have all disabled the Enabled 32-bits Apps as you can see on the pictures below:

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I had the following error but it is fixed now - see below for more info:

when I go to the http://localhost/vaultservice/index.html using google chrome, I get the following error message:

HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

Error Code 0x80070021

Config Error This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".

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This locked at parental level was fixed by doing the following:

I needed to change from read only to read/write some of the features: handler mappings and modules


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The error message when using the application

This is the error message I am currently getting when connecting using the Vault client:

Unable to connect to http://mathura/VaultService. No server was found at the specified URL. Please verify your network settings using the Options dialog under the Tools menu in the Vault GUI Client. Web Exception: The request failed with HTTP status 405: Method Not Allowed.

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How can I troubleshoot this and get to a healthy installation?

asked on Stack Overflow May 18, 2017 by Marcello Miorelli • edited Aug 28, 2019 by Marcello Miorelli

1 Answer


I fixed the problem.

when going to http://mathura/VaultService/VaultService.asmx I was getting the following error:

The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.

Then from the question below:

“The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension configuration.” error message

I had to check .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services > WCF Services > HTTP Activation

and that solved my problem.


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answered on Stack Overflow May 19, 2017 by Marcello Miorelli • edited May 23, 2017 by Community

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