How To Fix overrideMode=”Deny” Error (HTTP Error 500.19)

HTTP Error 500.19 - Internal Server Error\r\nThe requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.\r\nConfig Error\r\nThis configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault="Deny"), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode="Deny" or the legacy allowOverride="false".\r\n226:     <system.webServer>\r\n227:         <handlers>

\r\nIf you get the error above, you have to make a change in ApplicationHost.config file. To fix this error follow the steps as  below:\r\n


  • Open ApplicationHost.config file in notepad This file is located under C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config
  • \r\n

  • Search for <location path=”Default Web Site” overrideMode=”Deny”>
  • \r\n

  • Replace with: <location path=”Default Web Site” overrideMode=”Allow”>
  • \r\n

\r\nChange “Default Web Site”  with the name of your website.\r\n\r\nNOTE: On 64 bit Windows, if you are using 32 bit editor or File Manager, you will NOT be able to see any files in the config folder. Navigate using Windows Explorer or Notepad in native 64 bit mode.

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