Posts Tagged ‘Error’

Today a friend of mine started getting this error while he tried to deploy his solution to a server. This only started when ‘Precompiling during publishing’ option is selected.

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“Error 20 It is an error to use a section registered as allowDefinition=’MachineToApplication’ beyond application level. This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS.”

After having a look, I identified this was caused by a temporary copy of a Web.Config file. Earlier developer created a copy of the Web.Config and placed it inside a folder named Backup within the solution. This backup config file had authentication tag (<authentication>), which is a tag that can be only used in global Web.Config file or the Web.Config file in applications root. Due to the presence of authentication tag, compiler started complaining that there is a virtual directory not configured as a application in IIS.

The solution for my friend’s issue was to simply exclude the copy of the Web.Config file from project by right clicking the file. Then the project started deploying happily.

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Recently in one of my Virtual Machine (VM)s I received the above error message when trying to connect to a SQL Server which I used to connect on other times.

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After having a look I found that the trust between my virtual machine and the domain was broken. You can find the status of the secure channel by using the PowerShell command Test-ComputerSecureChannel.

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This will also be evident when you try to login to the computer using a domain account. It will generate the following message.

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To fix this you can try using the below methods.

1. PowerShell

Use the command Test-ComputerSecureChannel.

If your current login has the required access in the domain you can use the below command.

Test-ComputerSecureChannel –Repair

If you need to use another account than the current logged user then you need to use the –Credential parameter when calling the command.

Test-ComputerSecureChannel –Repair –Credential MyDomain\MyUser

2. Joining the domain again.

This will also get fixed by removing the machine from the domain and adding it back. Before removing the computer from the domain make sure you have access to a local administrator account on the computer. Otherwise you will not have a way to login to the computer.

This can be achieved by going to computer system properties,

  1. removing the computer from the current domain,
  2. restarting the computer.
  3. adding the computer to the domain again
  4. restarting the computer

To avoid the two restarts you can try using the following PowerShell commands.

$myPC = Get-WmiObject Win32_ComputerSystem
$myPC.UnjoinDomainOrWorkGroup("Account Password", "Account Username”, 0)
$myPC.JoinDomainOrWorkGroup("Domain", "Account Password", "Account Username", $null, 3)
Restart-Computer -Force

Request Filtering

I recently got this error in one of my applications. When troubleshooting, I found my application is configured to have the default value of 30000000 Bytes for the content length, which was not sufficient for me in some of the file uploading functionalities.

Simply adding / increasing the number in the configuration file corrected this error.

Request Content Length in Bytes.

Default Value – 30000000 Bytes (~28MB)

Maximum Value – 4284229877 Bytes (3.99GB)

  1. <system.webServer>
  2.   <security>
  3.     <requestFiltering>
  4.       <requestLimits maxAllowedContentLength=100000000></requestLimits>
  5.     </requestFiltering>
  6.   </security>
  7.   …
  8. </system.webServer>

 

To obtain more information read this article.

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Sometime back I started getting this error in all the forms in which AJAX tools were used. The thing worried me most is that there were no changes made to the project source code. Later a friend of mine found that it is happening because of the wrong AjaxControlToolkit.

As I feel this dll swap happens when a control is dragged from the Visual Studio toolbox because the toolbox is referenced to a newer version of the toolkit than the project was using.

If you are also getting this error simply delete all the AJAX related files and folders in your projects’ bin directory. Once you are done there should not be any folders such as ar, cs, de, etc. Also remove the AjaxControlToolkit.dll. Then copy the version of the toolkit dll your project was using earlier to the Bin directory. Now clean and build your project to see the error disappear.

If you are still getting the error after correctly doing all this you might be getting the error due to another reason causing the same error. Since there are many reasons for this same error you better check the internet for other reasons to find out the exact reason causing the error for you.

Recently in one of my machines I got the above HTTP error when running an application hosted on IIS 7. The detailed error was as below.

IIS Error

“This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".”

After doing some troubleshooting I was managed to get this error fixed by reinstalling ASP.Net by running the aspnet_regiis –ir command.

For more information on running the command please refer to my old article Unable to start debugging on the web server.

Menu Overlapping with Report

Posted: April 3, 2011 in .Net, CSS, Web
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If you had lengthier menus in you ASP.Net application and had used report viewer control you may have faced the problem of report and menu overlapping when ever the report is loaded with data. For example in my sample application it appeared as below.

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To correct this behavior you need to set the z-index for menu and report viewer using CSS class property. For this I have used the following CSS classes in the Style.CSS.

  1. /* CSS Class for the Menu. */
  2. div.menu
  3. {
  4.     padding: 4px 0px 4px 8px;
  5. }
  6.  
  7. /* CSS Class for a Menu Item. */
  8. div.menu ul
  9. {
  10.     list-style: none;
  11.     margin: 0px;
  12.     padding: 0px;
  13.     width: auto;
  14.     z-index: 1; /* Setting the control to appear on top of level 0 controls for e.g. report viewer. */
  15. }
  16.  
  17. /* CSS Class for the Report Viewer. */
  18. .report
  19. {
  20.     z-index: 0; /* Setting the control to appear below the level 1 controls for e.g. menu items. */
  21. }

To apply the CSS use a code similar to following.

Appling CSS Class to menu in master page.

  1. <asp:Menu ID="NavigationMenu" runat="server" CssClass="menu"
  2. EnableViewState="false" IncludeStyleBlock="false" Orientation="Horizontal">
  3.     <Items>
  4.         <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/Default.aspx" Text="Home"/>
  5.         <asp:MenuItem NavigateUrl="~/About.aspx" Text="About"/>
  6.         <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item">
  7.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  8.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  9.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  10.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  11.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  12.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  13.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  14.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  15.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  16.         </asp:MenuItem>
  17.         <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item">
  18.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  19.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  20.             <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  21.         </asp:MenuItem>
  22.         <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  23.         <asp:MenuItem Text="New Item" Value="New Item"></asp:MenuItem>
  24.     </Items>
  25. </asp:Menu>

Appling CSS Class to report viewer.

  1. <rsweb:ReportViewer ID="ReportViewer1" runat="server" Font-Names="Verdana" CssClass="report"
  2.     Font-Size="8pt" InteractiveDeviceInfos="(Collection)" WaitMessageFont-Names="Verdana"
  3.     WaitMessageFont-Size="14pt" Width="636px">
  4.     <LocalReport ReportPath="Report1.rdlc">
  5.         <DataSources>
  6.             <rsweb:ReportDataSource DataSourceId="ObjectDataSource1" Name="DataSet1" />
  7.         </DataSources>
  8.     </LocalReport>
  9. </rsweb:ReportViewer>

This will correct the overlapping issue as seen below.

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Windows Update Error

Posted: April 17, 2010 in Windows
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Today I faced an error when trying to install few updates for Windows. The message Windows was showing was “Windows update encountered an unknown error.”. So it was not helpful in resolving the issue.

This is happening due to either update not getting downloaded properly, getting corrupt while downloading, space issues in your hard disk, errors while applying updates, etc.

To my satisfaction one thing I did, fixed the issue. If you are also getting similar error I recommend you to first browse to your SoftwareDistribution folder inside Windows installation folder. For example I found it in “C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution”.

Then delete all the folders in the folder (make sure the Windows Update is closed before doing this) and restart your computer.

After making sure your Windows installation partition is having enough free space (about 1 GB) try running Windows Update again. This time the updates will get installed successfully.