IIS 7.5 Detailed Error: HTTP Error 404.3 – Not Found


I received the following error while trying to run a WCF application built in Visual Studio 2013 running on a Windows 8 IIS 7.5 server.

HTTP Error 404.3 - Not Found
The page you are requesting cannot be served because of the extension 
configuration. If the page is a script, add a handler. 
If the file should be downloaded, add a MIME map.
 IIS 7.5 Error


My problem was that WCF wasn’t enabled in the IIS server. To fix this, I ran the following commands in an administrator command prompt.

C:\> DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:WCF-HTTP-Activation
C:\> DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /FeatureName:WCF-HTTP-Activation45

Credit is due to http://stackoverflow.com/questions/11460142/cannot-serve-wcf-services-in-iis-on-windows-8.

Jaws Framework

I was Googling random topics today. One search was for “Jaws” because wouldn’t it be cool if they made a sequel that actually lived up to the Jaws name… they’re making a Jurassic Park sequel to be released in 2015. When searching for this, I found there is a web framework project named after the famous movie… go figure.

The Jaws framework is a new-ish PHP web application framework complete with the whole model-view-controller (MVC) structure.

I am amused.