HTTP Error 405.0 when you visit a website that is hosted on a server that is running IIS
This article helps you resolve the HTTP Error 405.0 that occurs when you visit a website that is hosted on a server that is running Internet Information Services (IIS).
Original product version: Internet Information Services 7.0 and later versions
Original KB number: 942051
Consider the following scenario. You have a website that is hosted on a server that is running Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0 or a later version. When a user goes to this website, the user receives an error message that resembles the following:
Server Error in Application "application name"
HTTP Error 405.0 - Method not allowed
Description of HRESULT
The page you are looking for cannot be displayed because an invalid method (HTTP verb) is being used.
This problem occurs because the client makes a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request by using an HTTP method that doesn't comply with the HTTP specifications.
This problem occurs because a client makes an HTTP request by sending the
POST method to a page that is configured to be handled by the
StaticFile handler. For example, a client sends the
POST method to a static HTML page. However, pages that are configured for the
StaticFile handler don't support the
Resolution for cause 1
Make sure that the client sends a request that contains a valid HTTP method. To do this, follow these steps:
Select Start, type Notepad in the Start Search box, right-click Notepad, and then select Run as administrator.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
On the File menu, click Open. In the File name box, type
%windir%\system32\inetsrv\config\applicationhost.config, and then select Open.
In the ApplicationHost.config file, locate the
Make sure that all the handlers use valid HTTP methods.
Save the ApplicationHost.config file.
Resolution for cause 2
Send the POST request to a page that is configured to be handled by a handler other than the
StaticFile handler (for example, the
ASPClassic handler). Or, change the request that is being handled by the
StaticFile handler so that it's a GET request instead of a POST request.