Fixing HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error

When you are trying to setup an IIS website on your local machine/new server, it’s very likely that you are going to get this error

HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error

The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.

Detailed Error Information:

Module   IIS Web Core
Notification   Unknown
Handler   Not yet determined
Error Code   0x8007000d
Config Error
Config File   \\?\C:\EL\EL\CMS\web.config
Requested URL   http://el:80/
Physical Path
Logon Method   Not yet determined
Logon User   Not yet determined

Config Source:


More Information:

This error occurs when there is a problem reading the configuration file for the Web server or Web application. In some cases, the event logs may contain more information about what caused this error.View more information »

IIS could have had a better message of what is wrong, but we will have to live with this right now. Here’s the check lists you can go through:

Missing IIS features

Your IIS installation might be missing some critical features that are required to run the website (in this case, to parse the web.config). Make sure your IIS instance has all these features installed:

Missing IIS UrlRewrite module

The website might have URL Rewrite rules and your IIS does not have that installed. Simply go here, download and install it.

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