MVC routing does not work for non-default/root action controller on virtual directory


I am using the default "ASP.NET MVC 2 Web Application" on IIS (which I have no admin access to) and while I can navigate to


I can't navigate to "server/ITEC/About" without the server returning an error - a 404 error.

I'm also using RouteDebugger for testing - when I use the default "server/ITEC" it matches (aka the default home/index controller action) but when I manually type in "server/ITEC/About" I don't even see the RouteDebugger page. Also, of note, when I place an "index.html" file in "server/Itec/About" it returns the results, which leads me to believe that the directory is configured to use the file system and not MVC routing when handling requests - is this a safe assumption?

How do I update my Global.asax file so that I can return the non-default controllers/actions? Or is this a server issue and how do I go about fixing that?


using System; using System.Collections.Generic; using System.Linq; using System.Web; using System.Web.Mvc; using System.Web.Routing; namespace mikeProg { // Note: For instructions on enabling IIS6 or IIS7 classic mode, // visit http://go.microsoft.com/?LinkId=9394801 public class MvcApplication : System.Web.HttpApplication { public static void RegisterRoutes(RouteCollection routes) { routes.IgnoreRoute("{resource}.axd/{*pathInfo}"); routes.MapRoute( "Default", // Route name "{controller}/{action}/{id}", // URL with parameters new { controller = "Home", action = "Index", id = UrlParameter.Optional } // Parameter defaults ); RouteDebug.RouteDebugger.RewriteRoutesForTesting(RouteTable.Routes); } protected void Application_Start() { AreaRegistration.RegisterAllAreas(); RegisterRoutes(RouteTable.Routes); } } }


I figured this out!

On the Wildcard application maps section for aspnet_isapi.dll the checkbox for

"Verify that file exists" was checked.

Once I asked the System Administrator to uncheck it everything routed perfectly.

Why is this even an option??? when would I use it?


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