The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed error in SharePoint designer 2013

This SharePoint tutorial we will discuss how to fix error The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed which comes while trying to open a SharePoint 2013 site using SharePoint designer 2013.

Recently, while I was trying to open my SharePoint 2013 site using SharePoint 2013 designer, it gave an error as The Web server at “site collection URL” does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed.

It looks like below:

The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed

The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed

We follow the below steps to solve the error “The Web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed”.

Open your SharePoint 2013 central administration. Then click on “Security” from the left side. Then from the Security page, click on “Specify authentication providers” from the “General Security” section.

Then in the Authentication Providers page, select your web application for which you want to change from the right side.

Then click on “Default” link in “Zone” like below:

The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed error in SharePoint designer 2013

Then in the “Edit Authentication” page, go to the Client Integration section and click on Yes option in Enable Client Integration? like below, even if it is selected Yes. Just reselect once again and click on OK.

The web server at site collection URL does not appear to have Microsoft SharePoint Foundation installed

After this restart your SharePoint designer and it should work fine now.

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