.svc handlers are broken after upgrade to Plesk 12

Refers to:

  • Plesk 12.0 for Windows
  • Plesk 12.5 for Windows

Created:

2016-11-16 12:51:29 UTC

Modified:

2016-12-21 19:23:16 UTC

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.svc handlers are broken after upgrade to Plesk 12

Symptoms

The following error appears while trying to open .svc file on a website:

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found

Cause

IIS misconfiguration.

Resolution

Install the HTTP Activation module on the server:

  1. Hit Windows+X

  2. Select Features > Add Feature

  3. Expand .NET Framework 4.5 Advanced Services > WCF Activation

  4. Enable HTTP Activation feature

Workaround

Add the following definition to customer's web.config file:

       <handlers>
<add name="svc-integrated" path="*.svc" verb="*" type="System.ServiceModel.Activation.HttpHandler" resourceType="File" preCondition="integratedMode" />
</handlers>
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