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Old May 25th, 2006, 07:13 AM
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Default problem with allowDefinition='MachineToApplication

I have upgraded a .net 1.0 to .net 2.0.

I am getting the following error message:
Build (web): 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.

I have been reading around forums and have found any web.config files in the backup version should be removed I have done this and am still getting the error - can anyone help please?

<location path="public">
      <authentication mode="Forms" />
        <allow users="julia" />
        <deny users="?" />


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One option:

1. Convert MySite using VS05 wizard
2. Waste an hour Googling on the error message and messing with IIS.
3. Rename MySite folder to MySiteOld (optional)
4. Create a new blank MySite with VS05
5. Gradually copy files across, running site each time
6. Fix various errors that conversion missed (in my case lots of Imports system.data)

My impression: it's an error message that doesn't mean what it says.

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The real reason for the problem is...(probably)

A nice fresh web.config is the main thing as far as I can tell. I put an old copy (1.1) of my web.config in a folder for reference within my 2.0 site and the error reappeared. When I excluded the file, which 2.0 insists you do explicitly, the problem went away.

Hope this helps someone out there.

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