IIS 7 & IIS 8
Application Request Routing (ARR)
Problems in locating ARR
Last post Feb 19, 2013 10:21 AM by ahuva
Aug 02, 2009 12:52 PM|LINK
I followed all the installation steps to install ARR 2.0 Beta and have also corressponding log entries... rewrite_2.0_x64_beta.msi, webfarm.msi, requestrouter.msi, externaldiskcache.msi all show Success.
Unfortunaltely I don't have the ARR icon in the IIS section on my Server. What went wrong here?
Thank you for your support!
Aug 03, 2009 04:20 PM|LINK
What OS and SKU are you installing ARR on? How did you install using WebPI or from iis.net? Also are you able to see "server farms" node below "Sites" node in left pane of Inet Manager?
ARR icon's title is "Application Request Routing Cache".
Aug 03, 2009 05:03 PM|LINK
thanks for your reply. I have the SBS 2008 installed with all relevant/automatic Updates. What do you mean with SKU? I installed using the 64bit .exe File provided and yes I am able to see the Server Farms. I also added the SBS server as a node to that server
farm but that didn't make it eiter.I want to follow the URL Rewrite v2 example and installed the Rewrite Pack via WebPI in advance (even though it has come with the .exe deployment anyway).
But I don't have anything like AAR in my feature list, its just the same as befor (besides the URL rewrite feature is properly installed)..
Aug 03, 2009 05:18 PM|LINK
SBS has a lot of custom code so it's hard to tell what might be going on.
When you click on the server node, do you not see Application Request Routing Cache icon? Alternatively, if you were able to create server farm, you should see additional icons
after creating the farm. More docs at
application Request Routiing
Aug 04, 2009 02:08 PM|LINK
I know its hard to believe, but only the URL rewrite feature is there.
The Server Farm Tree is also there, I also added my server (once with DNS Name and with IP Adress) and when I connect to them it opens the feature page (again
without showing the ARR feature).
In the advanced options of the server farms box I have a property called "applicationRequestRouting" with httpPort: 80, httpsPort:443, and weight 100 defined.
Funnily I don't see any additional icons after creating the farm. I can only connect to, remove server farm, add server etc.
Aug 04, 2009 03:17 PM|LINK
Any warning events from IIS Manager in the eventlog?
Aug 04, 2009 06:46 PM|LINK
We installed SBS and tried installing ARR and it seems to work fine.
Do you see ARR in add/remove programs?
Could you try uninstalling and reinstalling?
Also, can you send the installer log as well as the screenshot of the UI?
Aug 10, 2009 08:58 PM|LINK
Any further news on this problem, I'm getting exactly the same issue, do you still need logs. Here is an error from IIS manager in the event logs
<Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-IIS-IISManager" />
<TimeCreated SystemTime="2009-08-10T20:47:00.000Z" />
<Data>IISMANAGER_MODULE_INITIALIZATION_THREW_EXCEPTION The Initialize method for module "Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule, Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.Client, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35" of type "ApplicationRequestRouting"
threw an exception. Exception:System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarmClient, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the
file specified. File name: 'Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarmClient, Version=18.104.22.168, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' at Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule.Initialize(IServiceProvider serviceProvider, ModuleInfo moduleInfo) at Microsoft.Web.Management.Client.Connection.Initialize(WebManagementInfo
webManagementInfo) Process:mmc User:UPSILON\????? Connection:SERVER1</Data>
Aug 10, 2009 10:56 PM|LINK
This problem seems to be little bit unrelated to the original problem.
John - for you, the problem is that the web farm client version referenced (22.214.171.124) is incorrect - it should really be (126.96.36.199).
I would do the followings:
1) First verify that you have the correct assembly. To do this, simply type "assembly" in "run" dialog (Windows key + R). In this list, locate Microsoft.Web.Mangement.WebFarmClient and verify that the assembly version is 188.8.131.52 (which is the correct one.)
2) Open %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config\administration.config and locate:
<add name="WebFarmFramework" type="Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarm.WebFarmModuleProvider, Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarm, Version=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31BF3856AD364E35" />
Verify that the referenced version (220.127.116.11) matches that of what's in assembly.
BTW - provided that this is the problem, I am curious to see how you ended up where you are. Is this a fresh install of ARRv2 beta2? Is this an upgrade? Could you provide context around what your installation/upgrade steps look like?
Aug 11, 2009 03:02 AM|LINK
I just setup ARR on a 2008 enterprise box and got the same condition (no icons in the server farm and the same error in event viewer). My version shows 18.104.22.168 in the places i checked in the previous posts by wonyoo. The event viewer error shows 22.214.171.124