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I have a vb.net web app in visual studio 2010

I was getting a page not found error with a page that is in the solution

I tried to do a view in browser on the page and it still says page not found

Not sure what is going on
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by:Randy Downs
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You will get more details on the error if you run from the server.
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by:johnnyg123
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when I run from server

all I get is an error saying page not found
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Some nice troubleshooting tips on this page. I highlighted a few.


http://mvolo.com/blogs/serverside/archive/2007/07/26/Troubleshoot-IIS7-errors-like-a-pro.aspx

1) Disable IE “Friendly HTTP error messages”
IE will by default replace the actual error messages coming from the server with a “friendly” error message, which hides the error contents we need to see.  For example, for a 404 Not Found error, you may instead see the following:

2) Enable IIS7 detailed errors
IIS7 introduces a new custom errors feature, which by default hides the error responses issued by the server to remote clients, replacing them with a basic error message.  This is critical for security of your site, as errors frequently contain sensitive information that you don’t want others to see, but makes getting to the bottom of the problem harder since you cannot see those very error details. So, if you are requesting your site from another machine, you may still get a basic error that looks like this:

2) Enable detailed errors for remote clients.  
First, if your error is an ASP.NET exception (you can tell if it says “Runtime Error” and has the framework version), please be aware that ASP.NET overrides the IIS custom error mechanism with its own implementation of custom errors, so you should turn the ASP.NET custom errors off to see detailed ASP.NET exceptions.  You DO NOT have to configure IIS7 custom errors for ASP.NET exceptions (it would be silly to have to do it in two places).  To turn off ASP.NET custom errors, place the following in your web.config:

<system.web>
   <customErrors mode=”Off” />
</system.web>

If the error is not an ASP.NET error, turning off IIS7 custom errors will allow error responses from your application to be sent to remote clients without being censored by the IIS7’s custom errors module.



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Thanks for the info!
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