I am trying to copy a Linux-hosted Joomla! site onto my local IIS 7.5 server. The local site home page is OK but when I click on a menu item (e.g. "set-up") I get an HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found. Error Code is 0x80070002.
I can see that the server simply tries to access a folder under the root (XXX) rather than extract a page from the data base.
I know that the local environment is fine because I managed to install a new Joomla! site from scratch and to add a working menu item.
The database is attached because I can see (from the backend) the list of users.
Exact error message:
HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.
Most likely causes: The directory or file specified does not exist on the Web server. The URL contains a typographical error. A custom filter or module, such as URLScan, restricts access to the file.
Things you can try: Create the content on the Web server. Review the browser URL. Check the failed request tracing log and see which module is calling SetStatus. For more information, click here.
Detailed Error Information: Module IIS Web Core Notification
MapRequestHandler Handler StaticFile Error Code 0x80070002 Requested URL
httb://localhost:41129/component/search/?searchword=setup&searchphrase=all&Itemid=135 Physical Path C:\Users\Shaul\Documents\My Web Sites\LocalSpp1\component\search\ Logon Method Anonymous Logon User Anonymous Request Tracing Directory
More Information: This error means that the file or directory does not exist on the server. Create the file or directory and try the request again. View more information »