I am using Windows server 2012 and Web Deploy 3.5. When I try to publish from Visual Studio I get 404 and suggests to follow the following link

http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=221672#ERROR_DESTINATION_NOT_REACHABLE

Both wmsrv and remote agent and running and properly configured. After checking wmsrv logs see the same error over and over again:

2013-11-27 18:11:41 10.7.140.235 HEAD /msdeploy.axd site=DevStatsDashboard 8172 - 10.7.141.48 - - 404 7 0 1388

From support site http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943891 this means HTTP ERROR 404.7 – FILE_EXTENSION_DENIED

However I am using IIS8 and I am allowing .axd files

Does anyone have any suggestions?

up vote 15 down vote accepted

Ok, the problem was I trusted Web Platform...

Installing defaults settings for Web Deploy 3.5 didn't install all required components like:

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You need to install "IIS Deployment Handler" to be able to use it.

  • 1
    Mine was installed already but a Repair did the trick – fiat Sep 5 '14 at 1:14
  • My setup screen does not include the IIS Deployment Handler node. I'm using v3.6. Do you know why this is missing? – Jason Dec 8 '17 at 19:10

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