Issue with 404 redirect


I have the custom error redirect configuration as below in my web.config:

<customErrors mode="On" defaultRedirect="~/Error/UnderMaintenance.aspx">
   <error statusCode="404" redirect="~/Error/PageNotFound.aspx" />
   <error statusCode="500" redirect="~/Error/UnderMaintenance.aspx" />

On the IIS made the following changes:

1.Right-click on the site/virtual directory, select properties
2.Goto the Home Directory/Virtual Directory tab, click Configuration (near the bottom)
3.Near the bottom again, click the insert button
4.Enter C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\aspnet_isapi.dll
5.Uncheck the "Verify that file exists" button, click Okay and close all the dialogues
6.Also on the "Custom Errors" tab, mapped the 404 error to "/Error/PageNotFound.aspx"

I have a valid page - "http://my-site/en/AboutUs/" published only in english language. On accessing the following urls:

1. http://my-site/en/AboutUs/, I get the published page as expected.
2. http://my-site/en/AboutUs1/, I get the "~/Error/PageNotFound.aspx" page as expected.

The issue is with the following scenario:

3. http://my-site/de/AboutUs/, I get the EPiServer error message - "Incorrect link - The link you gave does not work, either because the page it points to has been deleted or moved. If you clicked on a link, please inform the site’s webmaster that the link is faulty.", instead of redirecting to "~/Error/PageNotFound.aspx" page. Kindly let mw know why is it not redirecting to PageNotFound.aspx page on accessing the page in language(s) other than its actual publised language(s).

Jan 07, 2013 10:29

This works in IIS7<

		<customErrors defaultRedirect="/Error.aspx" mode="On" redirectMode="ResponseRewrite">
			<error statusCode="404" redirect="/NotFound.aspx" />
			<error statusCode="500" redirect="/Error.aspx" />


	<httpErrors errorMode="Custom">
		<remove statusCode="404" />
		<error statusCode="404" path="/NotFound.aspx" responseMode="ExecuteURL" />
		<remove statusCode="500" />
		<error statusCode="500" path="/Error.aspx" responseMode="ExecuteURL" />

And in EPiServer.config in the siteSettings node globalErrorHandling="Off"


Jan 07, 2013 14:41

Hi Johan,

I work in IIS6 and the above configuration settings doesn't work. I still have the same issue.

Jan 08, 2013 10:26
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