How to resolve configuration error of 'targetFramework'?

Steps to Change Application Pool of a Website from IIS:

  1. Login to your VPS.

  2. Open Start > Administrative tools > IIS Manager.

  3. Expand the “Sites” folder from left-side panel.

    IIS Sites

  4. Select the particular website which is facing 'targetFramework' error.

  5. Right click on the Website and select Manage Web Site > Advanced Settings, as shown in following image:

    IIS Website Advanced Settings

  6. Change the ‘Application pool’ to ASP.NET 4.0 as below.

    Change the Application Pool of a Website

  7. Click on OK command button.

    Save the Changes of Application Pool


Another Way to Change Application Pool is as below:

  1. Open Start > Administrative tools > IIS Manager.

  2. Click on Application Pools and select the dedicated application pool (Only if website is having dedicated application pool) as shown in following image:

    Select Dedicated Application Pool to Make Changes

  3. Set the version of ASP.NET to 4.0, as shown in following image:

    Edit ASP.Net Version in Dedicated Application Pool

  4. Click on OK command button.

Note: If you are having a control panel then we recommend you to change the application pool from there.


  • 2 Users Found This Useful

Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

How to deny URL sequence from IIS?

Request Filtering is a built-in security feature of IIS. Using Request Filtering feature one can...

How to generate CSR key and install SSL certificate on IIS 8?

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is an encryption technology, which creates an encrypted connection...

Fix :: Operation must use an updateable query." for ASP pages

Problem Statement Operation must use an updateable query." for ASP pages Cause There might be...

How to set periodic recycling for application pool in IIS 7?

Following are the steps to set periodic recycling for the application pool in IIS 7: Login to...

How to Configure FTP User Isolation in IIS 7?

Following article will assist you to configure FTP user isolation in IIS web server. In IIS...