Critical Error: SiteUrls.Config

Specific Error Message:

Unable to open connection to data provider.

Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Please contact your site administrator. An explanation for why this error could occur is below.


Community Server expects to find a valid XML file containing all of the links for a community. By default, this file is located at the root of the with the name SiteUrls.config. 

A common error is that SiteUrls.config included unescaped XML characters, such as "&" when defining a querystring.


For more information you can also visit http://communityserver.org.

Critical Error: DataProvider

Critical Error: SiteUrls.Config

Specific Error Message:

Unable to open connection to data provider.

Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.

Please contact your site administrator. An explanation for why this error could occur is below.


Community Server expects to find a valid XML file containing all of the links for a community. By default, this file is located at the root of the with the name SiteUrls.config. 

A common error is that SiteUrls.config included unescaped XML characters, such as "&" when defining a querystring.


For more information you can also visit http://communityserver.org.