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.
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.
Expand to the SBS Client Deployment Applications Home and locate Handler Mappings.
Double-Click Handler Mappings. Then locate CGI-exe. Right-Click and Edit Feature Permissisons.
Remove the tick on Execute. You will now see CGI-exe and ISAPI-dll listed in the disabled section. Click OK.
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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Great. Worked for me
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The options for SBS Client Deployment Applications … (step 2) aren’t available, any ideas?
Are you running Windows Small Business Server?
Hello…I get the 404 message but the CGI-exe and ISAPI-dll are already disabled. Any ideas?