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Article ID: 9444, created on Dec 15, 2010, last review on Nov 19, 2015

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  • Operations Automation


WSS 3.0 was installed on Windows Server 2008 (R2). The Central Administration Web Site does not work and the following error message is displayed:

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Sections must only appear once per config file. See the help topic <location> for exceptions.

Source Error:

Line 274: <location path="" overrideMode="Allow">
Line 275: <system.web>
Line 276: <compilation>
Line 277: <assemblies>
Line 278: <add assembly="mscorlib"/>

Source File: C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\Config\web.config Line: 276 


There are two <compilation> sections in the C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\Config\web.config file.


The C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v2.0.50727\Config\web.config file should contain only one <compilation> section. Move the content of the first <compilation> section to the second one.

Additional information

See Issue PAMC-657.

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