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


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 HEAD /msdeploy.axd site=DevStatsDashboard 8172 - - - 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?


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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