Mark S. Rasmussen
Sep 02

Some time ago Peter Loft Jensen wrote about how to easily give a user account the neccessary permissions to access the IIS metabase & required directories, and thus be used for running the IIS process.

We’re running all x64 servers, but our IIS is running in 32 bit mode due to some non-x64 compatible 3rd party libraries. Usually this means we have to use the Frameworkversionaspnet_regiis.exe bin instead of the Framework64 version - otherwise it might interfere with our 32 bit IIS settings.

Doing that resulted in the following error:

C:\WINDOWS\\Framework\v2.0.50727>aspnet_regiis -ga [domain][user]
Start granting [domain][user] access to the IIS metabase and other directories used by ASP.NET.
An error has occurred: 0x800703f0 An attempt was made to reference a token that does not exist.

The solution was quite simple, it seems you must use the x64 version on an x64 system to run the -ga command. After using the binary in the Framework64 directory, the command ran perfectly.

Mark S. Rasmussen
I'm the CTO at iPaper where I cuddle with databases, mold code and maintain the overall technical & team responsibility. I'm an avid speaker at user groups & conferences. I love life, motorcycles, photography and all things technical. Say hi on Twitter, write me an email or look me up on LinkedIn.