Installation for BlogEngine being a pain

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Oct 21, 2008 at 3:49 AM
Edited Oct 21, 2008 at 3:52 AM
I followed the steps for the screencast for the installation of BlogEngine.NET, and I get a Runtime Error of :

Server Error in '/blog' Application.

Runtime Error

Description: An application error occurred on the server. The current custom error settings for this application prevent the details of the application error from being viewed remotely (for security reasons). It could, however, be viewed by browsers running on the local server machine.

Details: To enable the details of this specific error message to be viewable on remote machines, please create a <customErrors> tag within a "web.config" configuration file located in the root directory of the current web application. This <customErrors> tag should then have its "mode" attribute set to "Off".

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
<system.web>
<customErrors mode="Off"/>
</system.web>
</configuration>

Notes: The current error page you are seeing can be replaced by a custom error page by modifying the "defaultRedirect" attribute of the application's <customErrors> configuration tag to point to a custom error page URL.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
<system.web>
<customErrors mode="RemoteOnly" defaultRedirect="mycustompage.htm"/>
</system.web>
</configuration>
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

I have looked online, and I have tryed the following....

giving ASPNET write/read permissions for the blog folder, blog and App_data
giving NETWORK SERVICE read/write permissions for the folder blog and App_data
giving IIS_WPG read/write permissions for the folder, blog and App_data

and still nothing.

What am I missing? Thank you.

Oct 22, 2008 at 10:26 AM
Start with actually turning off custom errors. That will give you a dscription of the actual problem.

<!-- Web.Config Configuration File -->

<configuration>
<system.web>
<customErrors mode="Off"/> <!-----------------------this line in your web.config says On right now----------------->
</system.web>
</configuration>
Oct 22, 2008 at 3:04 PM
I checked the web.config file, the custom errors IS set to off.

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