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Windows 2008 R2 and .cshtml mine type/handler

Not easy trying to figure out what is at issue in trying to make .cshtml work on a windows 2008 R2 server, even after installing .Net Framework 4.0 Full x64 bit as initially I installed the .Net Framework Client Profile.

After reading hours and hours and trying to figure out what could be the issue, I stumbled upon this article which shows in great detail what to do.

Steps to take:
Note: Caution, not advised for production, use at your own risk.

  1. Go to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft ASP.NET\ASP.NET Web Pages\v2.0\Assemblies\”
  2. Copy these file in root of your web site or virtual folder for you application:
    1. Microsoft.Web.Infrastructure
    2. System.Web.Helpers
    3. System.Web.Razor
    4. System.Web.WebPages.Deployment
    5. System.Web.WebPages
    6. System.Web.WebPages.Razor
    7. WebMatrix.Data
    8. WebMatrix.WebData
  3. Run your application

Hope this resolves the issue of mine type setup for the application.


Below are some additional updates, one may need to apply to make the application work out okay.



Please leave a comment or suggestions; if it worked or didn’t worked for you; or if you had to apply some additional updates.