Server Application Unavailable

Do you see below error after configuring a virtual directory

The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable.  Please hit the “Refresh” button in your web browser to retry your request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the web server. Please review this log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.



It is easy to sort out the above issue

Right click you application virtual directory and choose properties and then choose Security Tab (as shown in below image)


Do you notice here aspnet is not part of Group or user name.

Now click on Add… button and you will see Select users, Computers, or Groups sub window.

In the window click on location…

and choose your local computer (as shown in below image) in my case my computer name is KARMA03


Now click ok.

Now fill ASPNET in text box, as shown below and then click on Check Names.


Once you will click on Check Names button, you will see a window like below



see the name changes automatically. Now click Ok. and click on Apply.

Wait….1 last step

Now click on Advanced… button and you will see a window as shown below

And Choose following accounts

  • IUSER_{Machine Name}
  • IWAM_{Machine Name}
  • Users


Click Ok. Thats it you are done now just refresh your page. you will see your website working.

Let me incase.


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