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    I am setting up a new wordpress site and want to use the subfolders. I followed the procedures and when I create a web.config file I get an internal 500 error so I went back to creating a .htaccess file which allowed me into the site. I proceeded to create a test site under the main one and I keep getting the following shown below whenever trying to access the test site. Any ideas would be most helpful.

    Server Error in Application “DEFAULT WEB SITE”

    Internet Information Services 7.0

    Error Summary
    HTTP Error 404.0 – Not Found

    The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Detailed Error Information


    IIS Web Core





    Error Code


    Requested URL

    Physical Path


    Logon Method


    Logon User


    Most likely causes:•The directory or file specified does not exist on the Web server.
    •The URL contains a typographical error.
    •A custom filter or module, such as URLScan, restricts access to the file.

    Things you can try:•Create the content on the Web server.
    •Review the browser URL.
    •Create a tracing rule to track failed requests for this HTTP status code and see which module is calling SetStatus. For more information about creating a tracing rule for failed requests, click here.

    Links and More Information This error means that the file or directory does not exist on the server. Create the file or directory and try the request again.
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  • Hi,

    You need to make sure you verify the files are located in the directory you are visiting. It’s been my experience that 404 errors are straight forward. As for the 500 error, usually thats a generic error. When I see 500 errors the first thing I look at is file permissions.

    I hope this helps! Let me know.

    Tim S


    I am able to get to our main sight without any issue. The multisite part is not working. Under the network admin I created a test site so one should be able to access it via the main site/subsite. This is the part that is not working even though it was created under the WP admin. I hope I am explaining this ok.


    I found out the issue was with the web.config file and some of the rules. I found a posting on one of the forums and it solved my issue.

    Thank you for your help.

    Care to share that post?!?

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