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Microsoft KB Archive/924688

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Article ID: 924688

Article Last Modified on 4/24/2007


  • Microsoft ASP.NET 2.0


Consider the following scenario:

  • You create a Microsoft ASP.NET Web application that uses the HTTP location. Therefore, the ASP.NET Web application is registered in Internet Information Services (IIS).
  • You compile the ASP.NET Web application by using the command-line ASP.NET compilation tool (Aspnet_compiler.exe).

In this scenario, you may receive one of the following error messages:

error ASPRUNTIME: '/ApplicationName' is not a valid IIS application.

error ASPRUNTIME: Failed to access IIS metabase.


This problem occurs because the ASP.NET compilation tool cannot access the Internet Information Services (IIS) metabase configuration files for the ASP.NET Web application.


Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows Server 2003

To resolve this problem in Windows XP or in Windows Server 2003, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Programs, click Microsoft Visual Studio 2005, click Visual Studio Tools, right-click Visual Studio 2005 Command Prompt, and then click Run as.
  2. Select a user account that has administrative rights, type the password for the user account, and then click OK.
  3. When the Command Prompt window opens, compile the ASP.NET Web application.


For more information about the ASP.NET compilation tool, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:

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