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    IIS server not working

    hi all

    I configured the IIS server on my machine for a Virtual Sql Server Database. But, even after configuring a new virtual directory of my site, the url "http://localhost/mysite" doesnt work out.

    Let me tell you, I created the site in ASP.Net 2.0 using the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition and the site works perfectly in the Cassini server that comes with VWD. But, the same site with the same location isnt working in IIS!!

    Any ideas, what cud be wrong??
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    Any errors? Eventlog? Does IIS start at all? IIS3, 4, 5 or 6?

    "it doesn't work" doesn't give us any clues now does it?

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    hi

    the IIS version is:

    IIS Virtual Directory Management for SQLXML 3.0

    Everytime I write http://localhost/MySite, it shows "The page cannot be displayed"
    which I think means the IIS hasnt started at all.

    Here are the steps which I followed to configure the IIS Virtual Server:

    1. Downloaded and installed SQL XML 3.0 from Microsoft

    2. Start -> Run -> wrote "MMC" -> ok

    3. In the dialog, File -> Add/Remove Snap In -> Clicked Add Button -> Selected IIS Virtual Directory Management for SQLXML 3.0 -> clicked Add then clicked Close and then clicked Ok

    4. In the console, expanded IIS Virtual Directory Management for SQLXML 3.0 -> Underneath there appeared my computer's name, expanded that as well -> next came Default Web Site

    5. Right clicked on Default Web Site -> New -> Virtual Directory -> a wizard opened

    6. Entered Virtual Director name -> MySite and local path -> H:\MySite

    7. Clicked the Security Tab and selected "Use Windows Integrated Authentication" -> Apply -> Ok.

    8. Closed the console and saved it.
    that's all.

    anything else, u want to know??
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    If you're using IE turn off the "Show friendly HTTP error messages". They're crap.. They don't tell you the "real" error.

    the IIS version is:

    IIS Virtual Directory Management for SQLXML 3.0
    That's not IIS, that's a plugin for IIS.

    Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows components. Check Internet Information Services (IIS).

    Is that Cassini webserver still running? If it's running IIS cannot start because they both want to listen on port 80.
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    If you're using IE turn off the "Show friendly HTTP error messages". They're crap.. They don't tell you the "real" error.
    Turned it off. Now, the IE takes more time to show something, but then ends up showing "done" status with a blank page.

    Control Panel -> Add or Remove Programs -> Add/Remove Windows components. Check Internet Information Services (IIS).
    Well, have added the IIS earlier in the same fashion using the Windows XP installation disc.

    Is that Cassini webserver still running? If it's running IIS cannot start because they both want to listen on port 80.
    The Cassini comes with the VWD, and since the VWD is off, the Cassini must be off too, I suppose.



    I dunno why, but now when looked in the task manager, it showed a process called dllhost.exe under the user name "IWAM_NARESH". NARESH is a parts of my computer name. Is that related??
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    The done status and a blank page look like something is running on port 80. If there's no webserver you should get a different error message.

    IWAM_COMPUTERNAME is an account used by IIS, so the IIS admin service is probably running..

    Start -> Run.. Services.msc. Check if the www service is running..

    Also check the system and application eventlog for any errors..
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    there's a service called world wide web publishing and it has been started.

    how do we check the logs??
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    Originally posted here by codenamevirus
    how do we check the logs??
    Start -> Run.. eventvwr.msc
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    hi

    I wasnt able to make out anything from the log, so I am attaching for u to study.

    thnx
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    plz someone help me out on this.

    eventhough, the thread is old, but my problem isnt solved yet!!
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