I have tried installing Sitecore 9 with and also without SIFLESS but I am getting below error:

** Handler "AutowiredPageHandlerFactory" has a bad module "ManagedPipelineHandler" in its module list **

Error Message

Frameworks / Versions - Sitecore 9.0.2, DB - SQL 2016, Solr - 6.6.2 ( with https )

  • did you install URL Rewrite 2.1? Aug 7, 2018 at 11:06
  • Yes installed URL Rewrite
    – Vamshi
    Aug 7, 2018 at 11:08
  • Have you installed Web Deploy 3.6 for Hosting Servers? Aug 7, 2018 at 11:10
  • Nope I haven't installed it. Just installed Web Deploy 3.5 / 3.6 as I am installing in a dev laptop. Do I need 3.6 for hosting servers as well?
    – Vamshi
    Aug 7, 2018 at 11:11
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    Got it.. Thanks @PeterProchazka. I enabled windows features as mentioned in your blog and started the installation again just now. Will let you know once it's done.
    – Vamshi
    Aug 7, 2018 at 11:19

2 Answers 2


You need to install these prerequisites before installing Sitecore 9 through Web Platform Installer (WPI).

Install these features through WPI:

  • Web Deploy 3.6 for Hosting Servers
  • URL Rewrite 2.1


Download and run WPI: https://www.microsoft.com/web/downloads/platform.aspx

In Programs section search for "Web Deploy" and choose "Web Deploy 3.6 for Hosting Servers" from search results. Click "Add" button.

In Programs section search for "URL Rewrite" and choose "URL Rewrite 2.1". Click "Add" button.

Click "Install" in the button of the screen and "I Accept" in license window.

As a side effect of installing these features is installation of over 50 prerequisite features. And you can guess that one of them is also IIS ;)

More detailed prerequisities can be found in my blog post -> http://tothecore.sk/2018/02/04/installing-sitecore-9-0-1-part-1-3-preparing-virtual-machine .


We faced the similar error while installing Sitecore 9 Update 2, because I was configuring on the new machine with first time .Net/Sitecore installation. The problem was due to missing ASP component (ASP, ASP.net 3.5 and ASP.net 4.7) Go to > Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features Click > Turn Window Features on or off Navigate To > Internet Information Services > World Wide Web Services > Application development features


Asp.net 3.5

Asp.net 4.7

And make sure, all three above option should be checked, if not checked it and click ok. Hope, it will resolve the issue.

  • Classic ASP? Really?
    – Mark Good
    Nov 7, 2018 at 18:48

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