Ektron: The Controls collection cannot be modified …

For the past couple of hours I have been banging my head and pulling my left over few strands of hair to figure out what’s wrong with my code causing the below exception.

The Controls collection cannot be modified because the control contains code blocks (i.e. < % ... %>)

I finally found out the solution from a least expected settings. Continue reading

Login failed for user ‘IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool’.[EkSite->GetSiteVariables()]

As I have mentioned earlier, I started playing around with the Ektron 400 CMS.NET content management system. Soon after I installed starter kit websites, I got the below error.

Login failed for user 'IIS APPPOOL\DefaultAppPool'.[EkSite->GetSiteVariables()]

My system configuration is Windows 7 x64, IIS 7, .NET 3.5, SQL 2008 (with NT Authentication) and Ektron 7.6.6. If you got that error, this one could be your fix. Continue reading