What to do When IIS MMC doesn't do the work

for example- if you want to use WCF and windows integarted security you will need to conifgure the IIS for windows integrated authentication.

even when you do that you can get an execption like:


Exception: System.ServiceModel.ServiceActivationException: The service '/internetbanksignon.svc' cannot be activated due to an exception during compilation. The exception message is: Security settings for this service require Windows Authentication but it is not enabled for the IIS application that hosts this service.. --->

in this case you will need to set windows authentication and change the iis metabase manualy

  1. On your IIS server, start Notepad, and then open the \system32\inetsrv\Metabase.xml file located on the hard disk.
  2. In the <IIsWebServer> section, locate the following line:
  3. NTAuthenticationProviders="NTLM"
  4. Modify the line so that it reads exactly as follows:
  5. NTAuthenticationProviders="Negotiate,NTLM"

Check also the <AuthFlags> attribute of the solution vdir at the metabse.xml.