I currently have a .NET 4.0 website successfully running on Windows Server 2008. It utilises SQL Compact 4.0 which resides in the App_Data folder. The database dlls reside in the bin folder.
I am moving to a new web host company and I want to test this on Windows 2012, ultimately with a view to moving to .NET 4.5 and, later, SQL Server.
My starting point was to move across all of my website folders, including a test database and SQLCE dlls and test the site.
Unfortunately I get the following error message when loading the home page for the first time. "Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed. "
The first part of the trace states:
[ArgumentException: Unable to find the requested .Net Framework Data Provider. It may not be installed.]
System.Data.Common.DbProviderFactories.GetFactory(String providerInvariantName) +1480919
System.Data.EntityClient.EntityConnection.GetFactory(String providerString) +26
I am still learning .NET and server environment so please be kind. I have researched for answers this morning but it seems to raise more questions than answers for me.
Given my setup and the errors shown is there a best place to look/check first?