Saturday, May 25, 2013

HTTP Error 404.17 - Not Found in IIS


I deployed an website built in framework 4.0 in IIS 7 and got error with code 404.17-Not Found: the request content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler as shown in the picture below:
Http Error-404.17

How to solve HTTP Error 404.17-Not Found in IIS on Localhost:

Step 1: In IIS Click on Application Pools in Application Pools look for the website name you added in IIS. In my case site name is “test” for which I got the HTTP Error 404.17 while browsing the site in browser as shown in diagram below:

Application Pools in IIS

Step 2: Right click on website and select Advanced Settings as shown in the picture:

Advanced Settings in Application Pools

Step 3: In Advanced Settings under General change .Net Framework Version from v 2.0 to v4.0 and click on OK button as shown in picture below:

.net framework version in iis

Step 4 : Right click on Connection Name and then Refresh as shown below:

Refresh website in IIS

Step 5: Now browse the website as shown in the picture below:

Browse website in iis

The error 404.17 will be removed after following the steps mentioned above.


  1. Followed the process, but still facing same issue.

  2. Thank you very very very much for your support