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Unlocking Windows Authentication in IIS 8 for AdminStudio

Unlocking Windows Authentication in IIS 8 for AdminStudio

Summary

Information about Workflow Manager and AdminStudio Enterprise Server authentication problem.

Synopsis

This articles discussed unlocking Windows Authentication in IIS 8 for AdminStudio Enterprise Server.

After installing Workflow Manager on Windows Server 2012 with SQL Server 2012 and IIS 8, you may encounter an internal server error with the following message:
The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid.


Discussion

This error occurs because IIS 8 has Windows Authentication locked by default. Additional steps are required to unlock.

Workaround

To unlock Windows Authentication perform the following steps:

1. Open Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.
2. Expand the Sites group under the computer name and then select Default Web Site. The Default Web Site Home view opens.

IIS

3. In the middle pane, under Management, double click Configuration Editor. The Configuration Editor view opens.
4. In the Section drop down list, select the following:
system.webServer/security/authentication/windowsAuthentication

5. In the Actions pane, under Section, click Unlock Section.

IIS

6. Close IIS Manager.
7. Perform an IIS reset.
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