IISExpress 8 Cannot read configuration file redirection.config

I had a similar issue to @Myles J but renaming %userprofile%\Documents\IISExpress\config\applicationhost.config didn’t work. What I had to do was the following:

  1. Close Visual Studio.
  2. Rename the %userprofile%\Documents\IISExpress\config directory.
  3. Start Visual Studio again. The %userprofile%\Documents\IISExpress\config directory will be recreated with the default config files.
  4. Copy the original applicationhost.config file over the autogenerated one.

Before anyone asks: the permissions on the folders were identical, the read-only flag was not set on the folder or its files, and I didn’t modify applicationhost.config in any way.

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