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IIS error (500.19)

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500.19-IIS error when running web application

Maybe you're trying to run an web application from VS in a company domain and then you find this error:

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The problem is about the authorizations to the user which is running the application pool on IIS. That user doesn't have access to the web.config file in the project's directory.

So, you have to find the web.config file and give access to that user.

When you find the file, right-click it and then click on Properties and finally open the Security tab. You have to add a new authorization to the IIS_IUSRS group. This is a local group so, if you're in a domain, you must to select your local computer to find it.


Every user (service network, local system, etc) that your website uses. See microsoft documentation for further details.

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