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I have created a webpage with WebMatrix on my laptop running Windows 7 and IIS7. WebMatrix automatically set up IIS7 so that it can run ASP.NET 4.0 and I haven't done anything further than that.

I'm now trying to set up my Windows Server 2008 R2 with IIS7.5 for ASP.NET WebPages using C# with Razor-code. For this I have installed ASP.NET 4.0 and set the application pool to ASP.NET 4.0.

The site can easily be published with WebMatrix, but WebMatrix can't check compatibility and when trying to access a .cshtml file, it can't be found.

What do I do?

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I just read through http://www.microsoft.com/web/post/webmatrix-and-aspnet-web-pages-release-docs, and found that the following must be in the Web.config file:

<system.webServer>
  <modules runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests="true"/>
</system.webServer>

This solves everything :)

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I don't know much about Razor (or MVC in general, I'm no developer) but what I do know is that you can push the code to your IIS without having MVC installed on the server (best as I can tell, Razor code is supposed to have MVC3 installed on the server). Unless I misunderstood your question, you should be able to follow the steps in the link above, and get your site working.

  • I already deployed the bin dll's using the publishing-function in WebMatrix. I think the problem lays in that I can't even see my .cshtml files from the webbrowser. It just says "The requested document was not found on this server." – Behrens Feb 24 '12 at 16:59
  • You may need to check permissions on the folder the site is hosted in IF you have the site sitting somewhere other than c:\inetpub\wwwroot – JohnThePro Feb 24 '12 at 17:03
  • Even if fx index.htm can be seen with no problems? – Behrens Feb 24 '12 at 17:10
  • So, the browser can see the file index.htm in the directory, but it cannot see a .cshtml file in the same directory? – JohnThePro Feb 24 '12 at 17:11
  • That is correct – Behrens Feb 24 '12 at 17:12

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