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KB0040 - "HTTP Error 404.2 – Not Found" error message

 

Summary

When you try to visit a Web page that is hosted on a computer that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0, you may receive the following error message:

Cause

This issue occurs because the requested Internet Server API (ISAPI) resource or the requested Common Gateway Interface (CGI) resource is restricted on the computer that is running IIS 7.0.

 

Resolution

To resolve this issue, you have to configure the restriction on the ISAPI and CGI Restrictions page to allow the requested ISAPI resource or the requested CGI resource.

To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, type Inetmgr in the Start Search box, and then click Inetmgr in the Programs list. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
  2. Locate the level that you want to configure.
  3. In Features view, double-click ISAPI and CGI Restrictions.
  4. Right-click the restriction that restricts the requested ISAPI resource or the requested CGI resource, and then click Allow.

 

Properties

Applies to: RC 3.7 VTC RC3; IIS 7.0

Reference: TFS #5747

Knowledge base ID: 0040

Last updated: Feb 23, 2016