"Page not found" error message when you click "View Request" in a Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 approval notification

Applies to: Release Mgmt Client for VS 2013Release Mgmt VS 2013Release Mgmt for TFS 2013

Symptoms


When users click View Request in a Microsoft Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 approval notification, they receive the following error:
Page not found

Cause


This problem occurs because the "View Request" link is configured to use the "localhost" setting instead of the Release Management server name.

Resolution


To resolve this problem, use one of the following methods:
  • Download and install Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 .
  • Modify the Web.config file. To do this, locate the following code in the Web.config file.

    Note The Web.config file is located in the <Release_Management_server>/services\ folder.
    <setting name="ApprovalRequestEmailLanding" serializeAs="String">
    <value>http://localhost:port/ReleaseManagement/></value>
    </setting>
    Replace that code with the following:

    <setting name="ApprovalRequestEmailLanding" serializeAs="String">
    <value>http://Release_Management_server_name:port/ReleaseManagement/</value>
    </setting>
    Note Make sure that you include the slash mark (/) at the end of the value when you modify the Web.config file.

Workaround


To work around this issue, approvers can view the request at the following server-specific website:
http://<Release_Management_server_url:port>/releasemanagement/