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I've been bashing my ahead against this wall for a few hours myself, and then it finally came to me: You may be in the wrong /Framework/ directory. I was in /Framework64/ and having these exact issues, but once I switched to /Framework/, aspnet_regiis -iru ran perfectly.


Client certificates are for one thing: authenticating the identity of the security principal that is attempting to access the application. In the case of client certificates, the certificate is typically mapped to a user account. If you want to control access for a given account based on where (computer name and/or ip address) the account is ...


When IIS automatically generates a machine key, it is stored in HKEY_CURRENT_USER. Therefore, to share auto-generated machine keys, web apps must be running as the same user. Details are in this blog post. The relevant excerpt is: The base machine key is stored in the registry in the following location: ...


In general from a security perspective it is actually desired that error messages go to a log and do NOT get exposed to the visitor of a site. It is bad form on so many levels errors might contain privileged information such as database connection strings, credentials and other details a malicious visitor might abuse. Some background here, here and on ...


I get this error when I do not supply the full correct path to the utility as described here. %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\aspnet_regiis.exe -I %windir%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.21006\aspnet_regiis.exe -i

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