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Missing Startpage after upgrade to CMS6



Did an upgrade from CMS5 R2 SP2 to CMS6 RC1, and now my startpage does not map to /.
If my Startpage is named StartPage, I have to go to http://localhost/StartPage. What am I missing? Site settings have the correct value for my startpage. Migrating went without errors. OS is Windoes Server 2008.


Feb 06, 2010 12:32


At first glance it sounds like the pageStartId-attribute in episerver.config is incorrect. But since it isn't that...

What kind of error do you get when navigating to http://<yoursite>/? I'm pondering if the changes to web.config might have gone astray.

Feb 10, 2010 9:24

Hi Daniel,
I've been over  the config and I can't spot any errors ;-( So I'm not sure what I'm missing.
The error I get is a HTTP error from the web server; it's a 403.14 - Forbidden (The webserver is configured not to list directory content)

For some reason the EPiServer is not picking up the / site...
BTW, default.aspx is set as default document, not that it matters...


Feb 10, 2010 16:49

Okay. Is there an actual default.aspx that inherits from EPiServer.TemplatePage in the root?

What happens if you try http://<yoursite>/<language> e.g. http://localhost/en?

Feb 10, 2010 17:29

Thank you for helping out here Daniel, much appreciated!

/no gave me the startpage, but what has changed after the upgrade?  Beats me ;-)



Feb 10, 2010 21:41

Appears like the modules aren't firing for the path "/". :) Did you add Default.aspx to the root? And have it inherit from EPiServer.TemplatePage?

Feb 11, 2010 20:11

I don't have a default.aspx page, my startpage is further down in the folder structure.
Besides there are no code changes between CMS5 and CMS6.

This is wierd...


Feb 11, 2010 20:33

The change is in how the IIS is handling your request, I'm afraid. I hope to have a chance and dig deep into this problem over the weekend. 

But as a workaround I think if you add a default.aspx page (and don't really add any other logic/markup to it) and have it inherit from TemplatePage, then EPiServer will use your start page that is defined further down in the structure based on the startPageId attribute.

Edited, Feb 12, 2010 10:14

So much for a smooth upgrade and no breaking changes...
I'll try to add a default page though, if that works then all is fine really.

Thank you for your time Daniel!


Feb 12, 2010 11:13

No worries, Morten :)

Let me know how it works out!

Feb 12, 2010 11:21

Sorry for the inconvenience, it is most probably caused by bug #36105: "CMS6: Start page returns 404 on some upgraded multilanguage sites", it has been fixed and will be available in the released version.

Feb 12, 2010 13:00
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