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BlogEngine.Net Installation issue

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0
Jul 1, 2009 at 12:22 AM

Hello all,

I have installed BlogEngine.Net 1.5 on my server and am getting the following error when I go to the blog directory on my site (which can be found at:

Server Application Unavailable

The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable.  Please hit the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the web server. Please review this log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Background information:
I am using a "virtual server" which is like have a dedicated server but with capacity restrictions. I'm using plesk to manage the server. I remote desktop into the server to install BlogEngine.Net

I am attempting to install BlogEngine.Net 1.5 for a new client which is the one I'm getting the error on. I have installed BlogEngine.Net 1.4 for another client on the same virtual server. That one is working fine and can be found at:

I am looking for the application event log but haven't found it yet.

Any help is GREATLY appreicated!

Best regards.


Jul 1, 2009 at 1:31 AM

Figured it out. I needed to change the Application pool in IIS when making the folder an application. phew!