SpiraTest Configuring the Synchronization Service

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Hi All , 

I am exploring data synchronization between SpiraTest on premise with Microsoft TFS. So as I proceed with the setup of data synchronization , there is this statement " The base URL to your instance Spira. It is typically of the form http://<server name>/SpiraTeam. Make sure that when you enter this URL on a browser on the server itself, the application login page appears.  ' 

So i tried it & it failed. The error is "Server Error in '/SpiraTest' Application"

 Parser Error Message: This method cannot be called during the application's pre-start initialization phase.

Source Error:

Line 226:			<providers>
Line 227:				<clear />
Line 228:				<add name="SpiraEventProvider" type="Inflectra.SpiraTest.Web.Classes.SpiraEventProvider" buffer="true" bufferMode="NormalBufferMode" />
Line 229:				<add name="EventLogProvider" type="System.Web.Management.EventLogWebEventProvider,System.Web,Version=,Culture=neutral,PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a" />
Line 230:			</providers>

Source File: C:\Program Files (x86)\SpiraTest\web.config    Line: 228

May I know any solution to it ? Thanks 

2 Replies
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
re: michael_tpy Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Hi Michael

The problem is that the .NET libraries used to communicate with TFS are 32-bit whereas Spira is 64-bit (by default).

So you need to follow these instructions:




Wednesday, April 15, 2020
re: inflectra.david Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Hi David, 

Thank you for your response. Based from the instructions you provided, I just set Enable 32-Bit Applications from False to True in my IIS (Application Pool Default Settings). Once that is set , i try to run my spiratest web application with my localhost URL & it works . The error I stated below no longer occurs. 




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