Cannot Find Server (404) or plain text return for WCF .svc Files From IIS after installation of .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 release

Craig McLuckie just compiled documentation that details work around instructions for common .NET Framework 3.0 setup issues.  You can find the full document on the WCF Forums titled Common WCF RC1 Installation Issues.  The following is a WCF specific issue captured as a separate blog post here for ease of search. Problem: Cannot Find Server…

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Installation of .NET Framework 3.0 RC1 blocks subsequent registration of ASP.NET

Craig McLuckie just compiled documentation that details work around instructions for common .NET Framework 3.0 setup issues.  You can find the full document on the WCF Forums titled Common WCF RC1 Installation Issues.  The following is a WCF specific issue captured as a separate blog post here for ease of search. Problem: Installation of .NET…

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Stale machine.config entries referencing ‘2.0.0.0’ versions of .NET Framework 3.0 assemblies blocks installation of the .NET Framework 3.0 package

Craig McLuckie just compiled documentation that details work around instructions for common .NET Framework 3.0 setup issues.  You can find the full document on the WCF Forums titled Common WCF RC1 Installation Issues.  The following is a WCF specific issue captured as a separate blog post here for ease of search. Problem: Stale machine.config entries…

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IIS Metabase Corruption Blocks Installation of the .NET Framework 3.0 package

Craig McLuckie just compiled documentation that details work around instructions for common .NET Framework 3.0 setup issues.  You can find the full document on the WCF Forums titled Common WCF RC1 Installation Issues.  The following is a WCF specific issue captured as a separate blog post here for ease of search. Problem:  IIS Metabase Corruption…

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Some WCF Registry Keys are not deleted on uninstall of some preview .NET Framework 3.0 (‘WinFX’) releases

Craig McLuckie just compiled documentation that details work around instructions for common .NET Framework 3.0 setup issues.  You can find the full document on the WCF Forums titled Common WCF RC1 Installation Issues.  The following is a WCF specific issue captured as a separate blog post here for ease of search. Problem: Some WCF Registry…

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Seven Segment Countdown Timer

Sometimes the inspiration for funny little applications induces as much laughter as the application itself.  Although, in my experience, often these inspirations seem ridiculous to the point that I never sit down to turn inspiration into implementation.  Yesterday I experienced one of these moments and actually forced myself to sit down and author the attached…

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ServiceModelReg and FileLoadException

When ServiceModelReg runs and checks if a given section [group] handler is installed, if that handler points to a type in an assembly that cannot be found, ServiceModelReg may fail with a FileLoadFoundException.  This has happened in the past when customers have not completely removed a previous version of WCF before installing a new drop…

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ServiceModelReg, WCF Setup, and Exceptions…Oh my!

During WCF install, or while troubleshooting a WCF configuration related issue, you may have run into our WCF registration tool ServiceModelReg.  This tool provides a command line mechanism for you to manage the WCF configuration of a machine.  Most often you will use this tool to bring your box back to a default install state,…

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WCF July CTP Missing Config Intellisense

Recently, I received a question about the WCF configuration intellisense in our July CTP release from Nilesh Pagare.  After installing the July WCF CTP Nilesh no longer had our configuration intellisense when modifying either app.config or web.config files in Visual Studio.  The dotnetconfig.xsd file did not include the System.ServiceModel configuration schema. After tracking down the…

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Configuration Merge Behavior

.NET Configuration Merge Default Behavior General Behavior In general, the .NET configuration system operates as a hierarchical view of an application’s configuration expressed in XML.  The hierarchy of the view takes on two dimensions:  an XML hierarchy (nodes have parents and children) to organize the data; and multiple configuration files (i.e. machine.config, app.config, and web.config)…

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