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404.2 Error "Security Denied by ISAPI Restriction" / IIS7

Initial Error when loading site:  404

Error seen via FREB: 404.2 Error "Security Denied by ISAPI Restriction"



Issue:  a DNN site that was moved from antother server would show a 404 page.  This site was using ASP.NET 4, in Classic mode.   Changing mode to integrated did not resolve issue, nor did a variety of usual troubleshooting steps, including resetting Handler Mappings.



Using Failed Request Tracing, the error appeared as:

FREB error



What fixed the issue was to go to the Handler Mappings for the site in IIS, double-click on the ‘PageHandlerFactory-ISAPI-4.0_32bit‘ handler, then in the ‘Access‘ tab, change the setting from Script to None,  and then change it back to Script.





Note: we’re not making any permanent changes, the setting is being changed form Script, to None (saved), and then the setting is put back to Script.

Content retrieved from: https://support.appliedi.net/kb/a1318/404_2-error-security-denied-by-isapi-restriction-iis7.aspx.

Updated on November 11, 2019

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