When installing Linnworks Desktop, you may get this error:


Configuration system failed to initialize --->

System.Configuration.ConfigurationErrorsException: Unrecognized configuration section system.serviceModel.

(C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config line 134)

In order to resolve it, please do the following:

  • Go to C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\ folder. 
  • In the folder you'll see two files: machine.config and machine.config.default. 
  • Rename the file machine.config to machine.config.default 
  • Rename the other file machine.config.default to machine.config 

This action is swapping these files around. Run the install again, and the you will be able to complete the install.