Posts Tagged ‘Windows Server 2008 R2’

How to fix the issue Unrecognized attribute ‘targetFramework’.

October 2, 2014 Leave a comment


Recently, I am having issues with deploying mvc 4 application to Windows Server 2008 R2.After add the necessary role and features and I setup an application in IIS. However , I received the following error message: Unrecognized attribute ‘targetFramework’.


It turns out that this is because App pool is not configured to use .net 4.0, after changing from .net 2.0 to .net 4.0. It works like a charm.

Note if .net v4.0x does not show up under .NET Framework version dropdown, you can need to install .net or re-register .NET 4 with IIS, you can check my previous blogpost to learn how to do it.


How to enable ping in windows firewall in windows server 2008 r2

April 28, 2012 Leave a comment

If you are unable ping your windows server 2008 r2 machine or if you have a “one way ping problem”. You need to check whether you have it enabled in your windows firewall.To enable it , you need to do the following:

1. You need to go to control panel >> windows firewall >> Advanced settings

2. Go to Inbound Rules and enable File and Printer Sharing (Echo Request – ICMPv4-In),after you have done this ,your computer will become pingable.