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I am newbie to WCF. I am looking to steps to deploy WCF on IIS and consume the service. I have follow the steps same as to deploy the Website on IIS, also set the default document to Service1.svc

Now when I am trying to consume this wcf service it is giving me the following error.

Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: http://manish-pc:8000/Service1.svc?wsdl.
The WSDL document contains links that could not be resolved.
There was an error downloading http://manish-pc:8000/Service1.svc?xsd=xsd0.
The underlying connection was closed: An unexpected error occurred on a receive.
Unable to read data from the transport connection: An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host.
An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host
Metadata contains a reference that cannot be resolved: http://localhost:8000/Service1.svc.
Content Type application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was not supported by service http://localhost:8000/Service1.svc.  The client and service bindings may be mismatched.
The remote server returned an error: (415) Cannot process the message because the content type ;application/soap+xml; charset=utf-8 was not the expected type text/xml; charset=utf-8..
If the service is defined in the current solution, try building the solution and adding the service reference again

Following is my Service web.config details
      <service behaviorConfiguration="DemoWCF.Service1Behavior" name="DemoWCF.Service1">
            <add baseAddress="http://localhost:8000/Service1.svc"/>
        <endpoint address="http://localhost:8000/Service1.svc"



            <dns value="localhost"/>
        <endpoint address="mex" 


                  contract="IMetadataExchange" />
        <binding name="basicBinding" textEncoding="utf-8"></binding>
        <behavior name="DemoWCF.Service1Behavior">
          <serviceMetadata httpGetEnabled="True" />
          <serviceDebug includeExceptionDetailInFaults="false" />

Please guide me.
Posted 6-Feb-13 0:44am
Updated 6-Feb-13 1:08am

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Solution 1

After search on google and watching videos. Finally I got the solution.

This error occur due to IIS configuration that I was not bother about.

open your IIS Manager console.
1. Make a separate applicaiton pool.
a). Set .NET Framework version to 4.0
b). Managed pipeline mode : Classic
2. Set Applicaiton Pool Identity to "LocalSystem".
3. Follow the steps same as to deploy a web application on IIS like creating a Virtual
4. Create the Virtual Directory set that Application Pool you have created.
5. And consume the WCF Service in Client application.

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Kindly Update this question / answer thread, if you find more about this.
Thanks :)

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