Unexpected Error Occured: The Parameter 'sectionGroupName' is invalid. Parameter Name: sectionGroupName RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I'm trying to configure MDS and during the Web Configuration step, and after creating a new web application i'm immediately presented with this error:

    'An unexpected error occured:  The parameter 'sectionGroupName' is invalid.  Parameter name: sectionGroupName'

    I have the option to 'abort', 'retry', and 'ignore'.  Regardless of what I choose 'retry' or 'ignore' i'm not able to proceed.  I'm Unable to select the database and apply.  So i'm unable to configure MDS.

    Any ideas on what might be causing this, and where I might start to troubleshoot?

    Any assistance would be of great help.

    Thank you.

    v/r JShidell
    Thursday, December 1, 2011 2:00 PM


  • Did you changed the web.config file ? There is a XML tag in web.config under <configuration> <configSections><sectionGroup name> . May be your web.config  got corrupted , try changing 'sectionGroupName'  to 'sectionGroup Name'.  
    • Marked as answer by Challen Fu Tuesday, December 13, 2011 6:31 AM
    Monday, December 5, 2011 11:52 AM