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Setting up RavenDB in IIS 7.5

I started exploring RavenDB today and the first part was to get an instance running under IIS, specifically running under IIS 7.5 (Windows 7). This is a quick post to help explain a very simple issue I had because of my lack of familiarity with IIS 7.5.

I downloaded the latest binaries and followed the instructions for setting up RavenDB can be found here. This was very quick and simple, I thought I had everything working, but then I started seeing the following:

I know RavenDB is being loaded into the IIS Worker Process - because I can see 'Raven' in the error message. Apart from that 'Your request didn't match anything that Raven knows to do, sorry...' didn't really help point me in any useful direction. I can't even tell if the problem is related to RavenDB or IIS 7.5.

It turns out the problem was related to the ACL for the website configured in IIS 7.5. Specifically I hadn't associated the Application Pool Identity with the website. This link has all the background and information required to complete this association, below is the screenshot for creating the 'RavenDB' app pool association:

Once this was done I was able to run management studio and create the default database and actually start some work :)


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