15 Aug 2012

Allow MVC to work on ASP.NET 4 / IIS7 with runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests set FALSE

In pipeline mode on IIS 7, all requests for content (including requests for static files) play through the ASP.NET handler unless you set runAllManagedModulesForAllRequests to false in the <system .webserver> part of web.config.

Unfortunately by default that stops MVC 3 working because MVC urls do not have a file extension to give IIS a clue what to do.

Well cheer up, cos MS have issued a hotfix. Woop!

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/980368

For extra info see http://blogs.msdn.com/b/tmarq/archive/2010/04/01/asp-net-4-0-enables-routing-of-extensionless-urls-without-impacting-static-requests.aspx

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