Trying to get a web service working under IIS7 on a new Windows 7 development machine.
No matter what I do, if I select pass through authentication and then test connection, i get
"Invalid application path" error. If I connect as my user name and password then the test is ok,
but either way cannot connect from IE. I get a "The specified module could not be found" error
in IE, but when I look in procmon it seems that the real problem is that it cannot find web.config.
W3WP tries to open:
See what is happening? It thinks that web.config is inside a folder named the same as my asmx
file for the web service!!! I cannot find a way to fix this.
I am installing the web app by creating a web setup project in VS2008, and then using the Install
feature from within VS2008.
What is worse is that this behaviour was not the problem when I started troubleshooting.
At that time this configuration error did not exist - instead W3WP was unable to find
MFC90D.DLL (yes this is the debug version for testing). I was using a converted setup
program that was originally created in VS2005. But when I deleted that project and created
a new setup project in VS2008, that is when this new behaviour started.