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I have just installed a ASP.Net Mvc application on a windows server 2008.

When I try to use the application I see that IIS 7 tries to use the static file handler, I therefore get a 403 or 404 error.

I have tried adding the URL routing module and giving it priority.

I have install the ASP.Net MVC msi.

How do I get it to use the MVC handler?

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Just to rule out the obvious... You have installed the MVC framework on your server, yes? – squillman Jan 15 '10 at 16:36
Are you hosting it under a classic or integrated pipeline worker process? Integrated should work out of the box for MVC apps. – Dominic D Jan 19 '10 at 18:52
Also, MVC v1 or MVC v2? – squillman Jan 19 '10 at 20:12
It is MVC v1 with integrated pipeline – Shiraz Bhaiji Jan 20 '10 at 8:29
up vote 5 down vote accepted

In Server Manager, select Web Server (IIS) and press 'Add Role Services'. From here, select 'ASP.NET' and press OK to add the other required role services.

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