Error message 404 appears when accessing Profile Definition Designer

Commerce Server 2002

This problem may occur if you have a Web site running on port 80 that has a widgets virtual directory.


You must configure the widgets virtual directory to Program Files\Microsoft Commerce Server 2002\Widgets.

You must specify a custom attribute called BizDeskHost on the profile definition that tells the MMC where to get the ProfileBuilder file.

To configure the profile definition

  1. Expand Commerce Server Manager, expand Global Resources, expand Profiles(<server name>_<site name>_commerce), expand Profile Catalog, expand Profile Definitions, right-click User Object, and then click Properties.
  2. In the Properties dialog box, on the Custom Attributes tab, click New to display the Custom Attribute dialog box.
  3. In the Custom Attribute dialog box, do the following:
    Use this To do this
    NameType BizDeskHost.
    Display NameType BizDeskHost.
    DescriptionType New Location for Business Desk.
    ValueType <server name>:port, where <server name> is a Web server that is able to access the Widgets virtual directory.

    Ee824144.note(en-US,CS.20).gif Note The port value is only needed if the Web site is running on a port other than port 80.

  4. Click OK.
  5. To return to Commerce Server Manager, click OK.

You are now able to access the Profile Definition Designer.

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