I am trying to setup IIS 7.0 dispatcher module for CQ5 following the setup: http://dev.day.com/docs/en/cq/current/deploying/dispatcher/disp_install.html.

I am trying on windows 2008 sp2 64bit and a local publishing istance on port 4203.

The dispatcher works as long as cache is disabled, once I enable it, files are written in the document root but the homepage is returned empty and I get in my dispatcher.log:

[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [D] [3180(2108)] checking [/content/geometrixx-outdoors/en.html]
[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [D] [3180(2108)] never flushed [E:\wwwroot2\.stat] -> use cache [E:\wwwroot2\content\geometrixx-outdoors\en.html]
[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [D] [3180(2108)] cache-action for [/content/geometrixx-outdoors/en.html]: SPOOL
[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [D] [3180(2108)] request declined
[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [I] [3180(2108)] "GET /content/geometrixx-outdoors/en.html" 0 - 0ms
[Fri Mar 07 16:38:24 2014] [W] [3180(2108)] HSE_REQ_EXEC_URL(/content/geometrixx-outdoors/en.html) returned: 000003E9

I get a code 200 from my IIS 7.0

I gave modify permission to IUSER and tried also a

icacls e:\wwwroot2 /grant "IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool":(OI)(CI)(RX)

(should not be necessary since I am on 7.0 and not 7.5) The dispatcher is installed as handler mapping

if I bypass cache with a query string as in


it works

any hint?


I have the similar issue, and I fixed it by setting the "required path" as * instead of *.* in window "Edit Script Map" in Handler Mappings.


I managed to find the answer on adobe forum:


I was missing these steps:

Click back on the site. And Double-Click Configuration Editor. 
For Section dropdown list select system.webServer/handlers. For From select the Site. 
Click the Count= field and select the … button
Select CQ and change requireAccess to None. Close and click the Apply button (top/right corner).

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