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Old August 1st, 2009, 03:58 AM
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Hi all
I have one website which is developed in .net 2005.
when i upload this site on ftp,there is one folder wwwroot.But I have created one folder as demo in wwroot.
I upload all site in this demo folder.
when i run this site i got an error:

"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 39: ASP.NET to identify an incoming user.
Line 40: -->
Line 41: <authentication mode="Windows" />
Line 42: <!--
Line 43: The <customErrors> section enables configuration

my question is how to access subfolder of wwroot from ftp? is there any changes in web.config.
pls give me solution.It's urgent.
Old August 1st, 2009, 04:08 AM
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Hi there,

Your web.config in the sub folder contains settings that apply to an IIS application. There are two main ways to fix this issue:

1. In IIS, mark the sub folder as an Application

2. Remove the offending settings (like authentication) and let your sub folder inherit its settings from the main web.config file in its parent folder.

Google or Bing for "It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition='MachineToApplication' beyond application level" and you'll find a lot more background information on this problem.


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