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Configuration wizard error: The type initializer for 'SolarWinds.ConfigurationWizard.IIS7.IIS7Installer' threw an exception

Updated June 22, 2017

Overview

The following error is encountered when running the configuration wizard:

Error - System.TypeInitializationException: The type initializer for 'SolarWinds.ConfigurationWizard.IIS7.IIS7Installer' threw an exception. ---> System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: An error occurred creating the configuration section handler for sw.web.compression: Could not load file or assembly 'SolarWinds.Orion.Configuration' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified. (C:\ProgramData\SolarWinds\sw.web.compression.config line 4) ---> System.IO.FileNotFoundException: Could not load file or assembly 'SolarWinds.Orion.Configuration' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Environment

All NPM versions

Resolution

  1. Go to C:\ProgramData\Solarwinds\sw.web.compression.config.
  2. Delete the sw.web.compression.config file.
  3. Rerun the configuration wizard and install IIS when prompted.
  4. Finish the configuration wizard.
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