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IIS 6.0 web.config error

I got the following error when my asp.net during a logon aspx page.  Initially it works fine, but now it's gave the following error.  Do I need to refresh something since it did worked when I first launched it and if I wait a long while then it will work again?  Is there something locking up?

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 44:            by Microsoft that offers a single logon and core profile services for member sites.
Line 45:     -->
Line 46:     <authentication mode="None"/>
Line 47:
Line 48:       <!--  AUTHORIZATION

Source File: C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\Inventory\web.config    Line: 46
1 Solution
I think attribute mode inside<authencication> is not correct, try this

<authentication mode="Forms">
      <forms loginUrl="Login.aspx" name=".ASPXFORMSAUTH" defaultUrl="~/Default.aspx" timeout="30" path="/"/>
      <deny users="?"/>
      <allow users="*"/>
open the iis mmc, open the tree to the folder your login page is and right click and choose properties. in the application settings click "create" and then optionally change the name. click ok. should work now.
vchittaAuthor Commented:
work now.  Thanks
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