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February 28, 2011 · Windows Communication Foundation

HTTP Error 404.17: The requested content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler.

Today I bumped into the following error after deploying a WCF service:

HTTP Error 404.17 – Not Found
The requested content appears to be script and will not be served by the static file handler.

Most blog posts indicate that you should change the application pool identity to Classic .NET AppPool. In my case I had to change the application pool identity and (re-)execute the default WCF registration command to get the service working:

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.0\Windows Communication Foundation\ServiceModelReg.exe -i  

Enjoy!

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