How to solve HTTP status 405 "Method Not Allowed" when calling Web Services


Question

I've got a siluation where i need to access a SOAP web service with WSE 2.0 security. I've got all the generated c# proxies (which are derived from Microsoft.Web.Services2.WebServicesClientProtocol), i'm applying the certificate but when i call a method i get an error:

System.Net.WebException : The request failed with HTTP status 405: Method Not Allowed.
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.ReadResponse(SoapClientMessage message, WebResponse response, Stream responseStream, Boolean asyncCall)
   at System.Web.Services.Protocols.SoapHttpClientProtocol.Invoke(String methodName, Object[] parameters)

I've done some googling and it appears that this is a server configuration issue. However this web service is used many clients without any problem (the web service is provided by a Telecom New Zealand, so it's bound to be configured correctly. I believe it's written in Java)

Can anyone shed some light on this issue?

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9/30/2008 1:35:10 AM

Accepted Answer

Ok, found what the problem was. I was trying to call a .wsdl url instead of .asmx url. Doh!

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10/6/2008 12:24:48 AM

I found this was due to WCF not being installed on IIS. The main thing is that the .svc extension has to be mapped in IIS See MSDN here. Use the ServiceModelReg tool to complete the installation. You'll always want to verify that WCF is installed and .svc is mapped in IIS anytime you get a new machine or reinstall IIS.


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