IIS 7 and Above
Application Request Routing (ARR)
Problems in locating ARR
Last post Apr 18, 2014 07:56 PM by wsadkin
Aug 02, 2009 12:52 PM|MarkusFred|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|himanshp|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|MarkusFred|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|wonyoo|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|MarkusFred|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|anilr|LINK
Any warning events from IIS Manager in the eventlog?
Aug 04, 2009 06:46 PM|wonyoo|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|JohnAd|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|wonyoo|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|timmyd|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
Aug 11, 2009 06:20 AM|JohnAd|LINK
Thanks for the reply.
1 and 2 both have version 126.96.36.199
How I got here, ARR V1 install & uninstall, ARR v2 beta 2 install, look at logs failure with ARR due to services running, stop services, reinstall.
this on SBS 2008 SP1
Aug 11, 2009 06:27 AM|himanshp|LINK
Can you give me exact steps you followed? Are you using 32bit or 64bit machine? Also did you install from
web platform installer or from
I tried in my machine but couldn't repro this. Can you share setup logs (arr_setup.log, requestrouter.msi.log, rewrite_2.0_x64_beta.msi.log, webfarm.msi.log) from %temp% folder.
Can you also try to repair "webfarm framework" "Rewriter" and "ARR" from appwiz.cpl(Add/Remove programs) and check if that solves the problem?
Aug 11, 2009 01:43 PM|timmyd|LINK
These are 64 bit machines. I had the shared config setup already then found out i had to remove it before ARR would install. I then ran the x64 version 2 setup from the iis.net site. It installed and i checked the logs in queston to verify success on each
server. I then re-enabled the shared config on the servers and then set up the server farm. I cannot get access to the setup logs until this evening.
Aug 11, 2009 04:51 PM|wonyoo|LINK
I see - it may be that the problem that you are experiencing is related to shared config.
1) When you took the server out of shared config, did you choose to make the copy of shared config to the local machine (ie. take the snapshot of the latest copy).
2) After uninstalling ARR (previous version) and installing ARRv2 Beta2, did you re-export the local config to the shared location?
Please note that shared config works only when all the servers look identical in every sense of the way. So when you take the server out of the server farm, you will want to do that for all the servers, install ARR on all of them, export the config again,
then re-join all the servers back in.
Alternatively, what you may want to do is to use the local copy of the config where you installed ARR and see if ARR behaves as you expect (ie. before you re-joined the server into shared config.)
application Request Routiing
Aug 13, 2009 08:32 PM|timmyd|LINK
I tired going all the way back out and uninstalling ARR on both machines and removing the shared config.
1. Installed ARR v2 on both machines.
2. Exported the config from server1 of them to a network share.
3. Setup shared config on server1.
4. Setup shared config on server2.
5. Created the farm from server1.
No icons appear in the server farm window. Is this the right order to do these steps?
Aug 14, 2009 10:50 PM|wonyoo|LINK
It's not clear if the problem that you are experiencing is related to the original post. Either way, I will contact you directly.
Aug 18, 2009 08:52 PM|jim.zim|LINK
I had same problem with Server 2008 and Vista with version 1 and I found out throgh the event log what i needed to stop the The Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) then install the modules and the icons then showed up.
Aug 20, 2009 04:44 PM|wonyoo|LINK
Thanks for working with us directly offline. It is possible that there might be more than one root cause, but at least one problem seems to be that when IIS Manager is opened from MMC, the ARR icons don't appear. However, is you open IIS Manager on its
own (ie. either start IIS Manager on your client and remote into the server or TS to the server and open IIS Manager), then everything seems to work as expected.
We will investigate why it doesn't work correctly from MMC.
Aug 25, 2009 06:51 PM|rsrajeev|LINK
It works even using MMC, you just need to stop Windows Process Activation Service
Thanks Guys for your inputs.
Sep 25, 2009 03:40 AM|wonyoo|LINK
To close the loop on this, this problem is fixed in ARRv2 RC release which was just made public today.
Download ARRv2 RC from:
Sep 25, 2009 05:31 PM|wonyoo|LINK
Sorry - I've been notified that the links above go through OWA (which was how I was accessing the email last night.)
Here are the links:
Oct 10, 2011 11:56 AM|silviasamy|LINK
Im in same situation...exactly the farm shown in IIS and no feature appears
the event viewer error
i checked both assembly and administration file the version number for webfarm client is the same....any help guys???
Oct 10, 2011 04:47 PM|wonyoo|LINK
You will want to use the WFFv1.1, which is what's currently being pulled in via WebPI.
If you would like to just update the WFFv1.1 (you may need to uninstall WFF that you currently have - WFFv1.1 supports in-place upgrade for some versions, but not all), you can get them directly from:
Oct 11, 2011 07:24 PM|dharcombe|LINK
Well, I've followed all the instructions here, with Windows 7 x64, and I'm still getting the same error:
The Initialize method for module "Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule, Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.Client, Version=188.8.131.52, 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=184.108.40.206, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.
File name: 'Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarmClient, Version=220.127.116.11, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'
at Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule.Initialize(IServiceProvider serviceProvider, ModuleInfo moduleInfo)
at Microsoft.Web.Management.Client.Connection.Initialize(WebManagementInfo webManagementInfo)
I have the correct assembly versions, I've reinstalled (and rebooted) more times than I can count. Any further suggestions from anyone?
I've now wasted the better part of a day trying to fnd a solution to this.
Oct 12, 2011 04:03 PM|mscottk|LINK
I seem to be having the same issues when installing from the WebPI yesterday and today.
I completely rebuilt my 2008 r2 ARR server and it getting the errors described here.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
Nov 07, 2011 05:32 PM|totibr|LINK
Nov 16, 2011 06:46 AM|Thomas Wild|LINK
I've got exactly the same problem as you.
I tried every method I can find on the web, however, I failed.
Now, I hate MICROSOFT's products! IT"S TOO HARD TO USE!
I'd rather went back to linux, but our webpage is wrote with asp.net. I've no choise!
Nov 16, 2011 06:49 AM|Thomas Wild|LINK
Have you ever solved it?
I've been exhausted by Windows these days.
If you have any progress, please let me know!
Nov 17, 2011 09:45 PM|harshmittal|LINK
What versions of WFF & ARR you are using? Have you tried the latest versions
Nov 25, 2011 11:27 AM|noneabove|LINK
Use IIS manager (%windir%\system32\inetsrv\InetMgr.exe) instead of the MMC based management (Server manager, IIS manager MMC snapin). Yes, they shouldn"t differ, but in fact they do. Yes, the ARR management module should work both ways, but it doesn't.
Application Request Routing 2.5
web farm framework
Could not load file or assembly
Nov 26, 2011 11:54 AM|Thomas Wild|LINK
THAT DO WORK!!!
Feb 19, 2013 10:21 AM|ahuva|LINK
I am having a somewhate related issue. I installed webfarm and realized I don't need it so used the Remove program in the control panel. Except now I get these errors in IIS every so often I try to recycle an application pool or the like. Not sure when.
Here is the error below. Question is how to I full remove it ? What program directory do I goto to remove references lingering ?
"IISMANAGER_MODULE_INITIALIZATION_THREW_EXCEPTION The Initialize method for module "Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule, Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.Client, Version=18.104.22.168, 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=22.214.171.124, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the
file specified. File name: 'Microsoft.Web.Management.WebFarmClient, Version=126.96.36.199, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' at Microsoft.Web.Management.Arr.ArrModule.Initialize(IServiceProvider serviceProvider, ModuleInfo moduleInfo) at Microsoft.Web.Management.Client.Connection.Initialize(WebManagementInfo
webManagementInfo) WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF. To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1. Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure
logging. To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog]. Process:InetMgr User:S1050430\root Connection:S1050430"
Apr 18, 2014 07:56 PM|wsadkin|LINK
For the record, this is still broken in IIS8 / ARR 3.0; the Application Request Routing Cache element does not show up in the "Computer Management" MMC window for IIS, but DOES show up in the separate application Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager