I have an IIS site on a Windows 2012 R2 server. The site has an Application inside it:
The URL for this site is setup on our Active Directive servers as it is only accessible internally from our company. The URL follows the following structure:
The service for this site is placed in an internal folder:
I have placed a number of test files both at the root level and in the internal folder:
I can browse these files without any problems. However, I cannot browse the service at http://NAMEoftheSERVICE.myCompanyServices.myCompany.local/InternalFolder/Service.svc
The browser returns
However the file is there, and I have made sure there are no typos in the URL I put in the browser.
I have looked at similar questions but there seems not to be anything like the problem I am experiencing. The only question that looked promising was:
WCF service file not visible
But the answer for that post does not apply to my issue as I already have the configuration mentioned in that post setup as it is suggested.
I have checked the IIS-level config files for any exclusion regarding .svc files or anything similar, but could not find anyhting.
Have you got any suggestions on where to look at to solve this issue?
After running some more testing on other sites on the same server, I actually realised that the issue was specific to .svc files. I therefore made another search on Google and found that the server was missing the "HTTP Activation" feature (part of the WCF Services).
So, if you are having the same issue on .svc files follow the following steps to make sure you have the right components installed on the server:
This did the trick for me. I hope it can be of help to someone.