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DotNetNuke Tip #15, Running a webservice inside of a DNN site.

Perhaps you need to run a webservice inside an instance of DotNetNuke. If you've tried by just copying the webservice directory out there you've probably been frustrated with the result.

The fix is pretty darn simple. First thing, create a virtual directory in IIS for your web service folder.

Second, copy the BIN files from the DotNetNuke/bin folder to the webservice/bin folder.

In the webservice web.config file add the following to System.web

<httpModules>

<clear />

</httpModules>

That will clear out the httpModules that DNN loads, thus allowing your webservice to run on it's own.

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Alan Avante
What bin files do I copy? All of them? Just my dll?
Alan Avante Sunday, July 24, 2016 1:07 AM (link)
Alan Avante
Is this still relevant for DNN 7.x? I can't find any recent info from you folks about web services and DNN. All of it is over 8-10 years old. Any ideas where to go to find the latest info on restful webservices for dnn?
Alan Avante Sunday, July 24, 2016 1:09 AM (link)
Mark Kamoski
All -- Just FYI. As of now, I just tried this, using Visual Studio 2015, and DotNetNuke "8.0.3" now, and I get this error -- "HTTP Error 500.22 - Internal Server Error -- An ASP.NET setting has been detected that does not apply in Integrated managed pipeline mode. -- Most likely causes: -- This application defines configuration in the system.web/httpModules section" -- so I had to remove it. HTH. Thanks. -- Mark Kamoski
Mark Kamoski Friday, July 7, 2017 2:07 PM (link)

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