Friday, May 31, 2013

How to Solve HTTP Error 500.19-Internal Server Error


HTTP Error 500.19-Internal Server Error
The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

Recently I was deploying website in IIS  and then got the error 500.19 when browsing the site from IIS as shown in the picture below:

Http error 500.19 Internal server error

Steps to Fix Error HTTP Error 500.19-Internal Sever Error:

Step 1:     Start Visual studio command prompt as an administrator as shown in the picture below:

Visual Studio command prompt

Step 2:     In the visual studio command prompt type the  command aspnet_regiis –i and then press Enter as shown in picture below:

Step 3:      Installation process will take some time and once finished it will display finished installing message. After installation again refresh site in IIS and browse it again.
Conclusion: The above mentioned procedure will fix the Http Error 500.19 :"The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.". If it didn't solve your problem then you can post the issue through the comments.


  1. Thanks!! It worked. thank you so much. God bless u

  2. Hi,

    I gone through the process you explained. But can't resolve my problem.
    Is there error in my web.config file ?


    1. Hi Govind,
      It is hard to give the exact solution without checking the detail of the error. Another reason might be permission issue for web.config file. So give read/write permission to your web application. If you still face issue then let me know or add me on skype. My skype account is: mkumar12406

  3. Single Line to resolve it... gr8.....stuff!!! instead referring blogs....on other sites. thanks gen.

  4. I am trying to run an asp application on IIS7. I am facing above mention Problem. And I have done the above mention step but its not working properly till time.

  5. Hi, someone please help, I'm using VS 2013 express, and new here.
    I've tried to run it: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 12.0\VC>aspnet_regiis -i
    And got the following:
    'aspnet_regiis' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

    Please help??

  6. hi i tried to run aspnet_regiis -i but it installs version 2.0
    please help me for upgrading the version 3.5

  7. Server Error in '/' Application.
    Configuration Error
    Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

    Parser Error Message: An error occurred loading a configuration file: Failed to start monitoring changes to 'C:\Users\Nevin Noelle\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\KHSite' because access is denied.

    Source Error:

    [No relevant source lines]

    i got this error, how to fix it?
    Source File: C:\Users\Nevin Noelle\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\KHSite\web.config Line: 0

    Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.18446

  8. Mine is still showing the same error.
    my web.config is as follows:

  9. Hi Louis ,

    To inspect the error cause you can check from IIS. Refer to this to check log in IIS
    500 internal server error

  10. hi..
    i got this error

    "HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error
    The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid."

    i tried all the things you recommend above but it's not working

  11. Thanks!! It worked. thank you so much.

  12. I have this problem on a prod-level server, where I do not have Visual Studio installed. What do I do?