If you are trying to load the home page, or access authentication on the new site in IIS and get the error:
This configuration section cannot be used at this path. This happens when the section is locked at a parent level. Locking is either by default (overrideModeDefault=“Deny”), or set explicitly by a location tag with overrideMode=“Deny” or the legacy allowOverride=“false”.
To fix it:
Browse to “C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config” (you will need administrator rights here) Open applicationHost.config
Note : In IISExpress and Visual Studio 2015 the applicationHost.config is stored in
Find the section that showed up in the “config source” part of the error message page. Typically “modules”.
overrideModeDefault attribute to be
So the whole line now looks like:
<section name="modules" allowDefinition="MachineToApplication" overrideModeDefault="Allow" />
After saving the file, the page should be loaded up fine in the browser.