HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error


Cognos Controller 10.1.1

Windows 2008 R2 Server


When you surf to http://localhost/ibmcognos you get a error.

On a newly installed Cognos BI / Cognos Controller setup.

Error message:

HTTP Error 500.19 – Internal Server Error

The requested page cannot be accessed because the related configuration data for the page is invalid. Detailed Error Information

Module IIS Web Core

Notification BeginRequest

Handler Not yet determined

Error Code 0x8007000d

Config Error Unrecognized attribute ‘allowpathInfo’

Config File \\?\C:\Program Files (x86)\ibm\cognos\c10\cgi-bin\web.config


Change the value inside web.config file to be allowPathInfo  instead of  allowpathInfo

Should look like this:

<?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>



<handlers accessPolicy=”Read, Execute, Script”>

<add name=”cgi-bin” path=”*.cgi” verb=”*” modules=”CgiModule” resourceType=”Unspecified” allowPathInfo=”true” />