Failed to access IIS metabase…

Problem

You see this error message when running your application:

Failed to access IIS metabase.

Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Web.Hosting.HostingEnvironmentException: Failed to access IIS metabase.

The process account used to run ASP.NET must have read access to the IIS metabase (e.g. IIS://servername/W3SVC). For information on modifying metabase permissions, please see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=267904.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.

Read access required

The process account used to run ASP.NET must have read access to the IIS metabase (e.g. IIS://servername/W3SVC). 

For information on modifying metabase permissions, please see http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=267904.

You installed Microsoft IIS after .NET Framework 2.0

This problem also occurs when you install IIS after you installed .NET Framework 2.0

 

See Also

Part VII:  Troubleshooting Applications

Application Won’t Run

Application Runs But No Data is Displayed

Application Error Messages