Allow access http handlers

Posted on 2012-08-22
Last Modified: 2012-09-10

We have upgraded our webserver from Windows server 2003 to 2008 R2 and after that I got an error in one of the sites. Nothing has changed in the code or in the site file structure. This is the error message:

"I-Load exception: Unable to load resources.
Please ensure WebCoreModule HttpModule and HttpHandler are installed in the web.config file.
If you are using authentication please allow * access to "WebCoreModule.ashx" HttpHandler"

The handlers are installed correctly in the web.confin both in HttpModule and HttpHandler sections and nothing has changed there since it was running ok on my 2003 server.

I then went on to the second issue of allowing acces to the handler. I added this element outside the system.web element in the web.config:

 <location path="WebCoreModule.ashx">
                <allow users="*"/>

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But, I still get the error. Is there someone having an idea how to solve this I would be grateful.

Question by:peternordberg
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    Check the following link -

    Hope it helps u...
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    by:Roopesh Reddy

    You can also check this IIS article -

    Windows Server 2003 contains IIS 6, where as Windows 2008 R2 Contains IIS 7

    Hope it helps u...

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    Helped me to find the answer.

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