Dashboard and Appearance tabs not found or working V2.6.0.5

Topics: Themes
Jul 20, 2012 at 3:57 PM

Hi All,

Installed BE 2.6.05 with SQL 2005 and it all works excepting when I try to navigate to the Dashboard or Appearance admin pages

the URL is


but we get an not found error

HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
Internet Information Services (IIS)

I am using IIS 6.0 and have the site set to .NET 4.0

Hope someone has the answer to this


Gehres Weed

Jul 20, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Hi Again,

I found the solution to this.

It had to do with the fact that I am running IIS 6.0 and not 7.0 and it does not have the provision for the .cshtml extension so you just have to add it to your website.

So I followed the instructions (link below) and all is fine now.



Gehres Weed

Sep 21, 2012 at 3:33 AM

I'm using VS2010 with IIS7 on both my workstation and server, and am experiencing the same problem. Do you know how to configure this in IIS7? I added .cshtml as an extension under Mime Types, with a MIME type of text/html, but it's still not working.

Out of curiosity, what is the reasoning behind using Razor for two of the tabs? Why would one need to use it in the first place if it causes these kinds of issues??