Category - IIS
ASP.NET MVC Unable to start debugging on the web server. The web server could not find the requested resource.
04 Mar 2010I was playing around with the project settings of an ASP.NET MVC project to get it working in IIS instead of using the built in Visual Studio web server when I started getting the message shown in the post title above whenever I started the project in debug mode.
After and hour of searching the internet for solution without success I decided to check IIS's Metabase.xml file and found for this particular virtual ASP.NET MVC application the wild card mapping was configured as below:
19 Sep 2008
Discovered this handy feature that works with ASP.NET 2.0 (and above) sites.
If you drop a file called app_offline.htm into the root directory of your ASP.NET website it immediately stops the application and any requests to your site will be served with the app_offline.htm page. This will continue until the app_offline.htm file is removed at whichpoint your web application will restart and begin serving web requests.
Very handy if you need to get a "Site under maintena