Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SharePoint Restore-SPSite error - Response message does not match the content type of the binding

While working with SharePoint site  restoring with PowerShell commands I got an error saying that, 

Restore-SPSite : The content type text/html; charset=utf-8 of the response message does not match the content type of the binding (application/soap+msbin1). If using a custom encoder, be sure that the IsContentTypeSupported method is implemented properly

After googling some time I got the cause and fix for the solution. In my case in my current secured store service web application web.config file we have some duplicate nodes for forms based configuration.

To fix that we need to follow the steps below,
  • Open SharePoint server form and open IIS manager.
  • Open SharePoint Security Token Service Application and Explore the web application details for web.config file.
  • In the web.config file verify the duplicate nodes and check all the nodes are allocated properly in the web.config file. In my current scenario we got extra node in forms based authentication configuaration. I have removed the duplicate node and restored the site.


Now I am able to restore the site. Hope this will helps.



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