Http://Connect shows a 404 – File or directory not found error page

Http://connect is used in Small Business Server and Windows Server Essentials to configure and join client computers to the domain. There is a known issue with Trend Micro’s Worry Free Business Security suite version 7 and 8 which causes this issue.

The solution is to disable (NOT DELETE) the CGI-exe and ISAPI-dll modules on the SBS Client Deployment Applications Website in IIS.

  1. To do this, you need to start up the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager. Note: There are 2 of these located in Administrative tools. Select the non-numbered (version 7) one.

  2. Expand to the SBS Client Deployment Applications Home and locate Handler Mappings.

  3. Double-Click Handler Mappings. Then locate CGI-exe. Right-Click and Edit Feature Permissisons.

     

  4. Remove the tick on Execute. You will now see CGI-exe and ISAPI-dll listed in the disabled section. Click OK.

     

  5. Return to the SBS Client Deployment Applications Home, right-click on the website, select Manage Web Site, and restart the site.

 

 

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