Windows 7 and IIS Errors

I just re-installed Windows 7 on my machine.  Once I opened and tried to run an old web project configured for VS 2010 and .NET 4.0, my IIS server threw an exception.  I went into Windows features and enabled all IIS features related to ASP.NET and WCF.  Even after all this I still got the following error:

HTTP Error 500.21 – Internal Server Error
Handler "PageHandlerFactory-Integrated" has a bad module "ManagedPipelineHandler" in its module list

I checked web.config, and it looked correct, plus it has not changed in a while.  After some research I found out that  even though ASP.NET 4.0 was showing up in properties of my virtual directory, ASP.NET still did not function properly.  The solution was to run aspnet_regiis –i after all.  One thing to remember is to run this utility from Microsoft.NET v4 folder, not 2.0 folder.  Once I ran the utility, I was back in business.


I hope this helps someone with the same issue.

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