Resolve error "MachineToApplication beyond application level"

Home > Search

After publishing an project, error "MachineToApplication beyond application level" or "This error can be caused by a virtual directory not being configured as an application in IIS" appears.


  1. In IIS, locate the website that is producing this error. Notice in this example, IIS displays a folder icon. This implies the files are a virtual directory and not an application.

  1. Right-click on the folder and select convert to application
  2. In the convert to application pop-up box, select OK

If the icon updates from a folder to a globe, the website is now an application, and the error should no longer appear.


Add a Comment

We will never share your name or email with anyone. Enter your email if you would like to be notified when we respond to your comment.

Please enter in the box below so that we can be sure you are a human.