Mikee Mikee - 7 days ago 6
ASP.NET (C#) Question

IIS 7, HttpHandler and HTTP Error 500.21

On IIS 7, I'm trying to use custom HttpHandler for my ASP.NET web application. I use pipeline mode "classic", .NET version is 4.0.30319, my web.config configuration for the handler is:

<system.webServer>
<handlers>
<add name="MyHandler" path="*.myExtension" verb="*" type="Company.App.UI.Controls.MyHandler, Company.App.UI" resourceType="Unspecified" />
</handlers>
</system.webServer>


When I invoke this handler, I get this error:

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


I did a google search, the most of people fix this issue by re-registering ASP.NET by aspnet_regiis.exe /i command, but this is not working for me (the command finishes, I restart the IIS, but same error). I tried it on two different servers, but got the same result.

What else should I try? Thank you

Answer

It's not possible to configure an IIS managed handler to run in classic mode. You should be running IIS in integrated mode if you want to do that.

You can learn more about modules, handlers and IIS modes in the following blog post:

IIS 7.0, ASP.NET, pipelines, modules, handlers, and preconditions

For handlers, if you set preCondition="integratedMode" in the mapping, the handler will only run in integrated mode. On the other hand, if you set preCondition="classicMode" the handler will only run in classic mode. And if you omit both of these, the handler can run in both modes, although this is not possible for a managed handler.