I'm getting a Sitecore.Exceptions.AccessDeniedException: Application access denied. exception when opening the Log Viewer, even though my user is Administrator. I have upgraded the project from 7.2 to 8.2 using the Express Migration Tool.

I am getting this error:

enter image description here

According to the Access Viewer and as expected for the Admin user, the user have access to the application in the Core DB:

enter image description here

I have checked folder security, which is set to full control, and the error indicates a Sitecore Security deny. I can't figure out why access is denied. Any tips or pointers where to look ?

1 Answer 1


Finally found the root of this problem. Some how the Core database was missing random items after the migration. Not sure what happened, but started to compare items in Core, and found some items missing.The Log Viewer was dependent on these items and this caused this error.

I re-ran the migration to get a new migrated Core database, and nothing was missing this time.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.