IIS 7 & IIS 8
Cannot log into http://localhost/
Last post Feb 12, 2009 05:41 PM by belloa74
Feb 06, 2009 06:15 PM|LINK
I am a student on my third year of a computing degree trying to complete a project. Therefore I have no experience in developing software nor using servers.
I intended to use Visual Studio 2008 and IIS7 for its implementation.
The problem is that I cannot manage to get the welcome page for IIS7 working when logging into
http://localhost/ It keeps saying Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
I checked all the appropriate boxes in Internet Information Services as books and manuals state. I also installed the following packages:
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1
- Internet Information Services (IIS7) 7.0 Manager
- Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix (KB929729)
My O/S is Windows Vista Home Premium
Time is running out and I need to complete my work on time.
Can anybody give me a hand?
Thanks in advance,
Feb 07, 2009 02:03 PM|LINK
Check the site bindings and see if it is binding to 127.0.0.1 or all unassigned IP's or the actual IP address. Check your name resolution for "localhost" to see what it resolves to. IIS must answer on that port for you to use the localhost host name.
Feb 07, 2009 04:28 PM|LINK
Thanks for your answer, it is all i have got.
Type: http is binding to All Unassigned. Port 80. And Host name appears blank.
Do i have to add or remove something here?
Also, do i need to do something with the other types (net.tcp, net.pipe, net.msmq)?
Feb 07, 2009 07:27 PM|LINK
Are you being asked to log in when you access that URL? If so, disable Windows authentication.
Feb 07, 2009 07:34 PM|LINK
No, I haven't. It is just that the IIS welcome page does not get loaded when typing
However, since i can get into the IIS Manager, I am wondering whether not being able to get the IIS welcome page is something i shouldn't be worried about or, in the other hand, it is indeed a bad sign??
Feb 07, 2009 11:13 PM|LINK
Here are some ideas.
Windows Server MVP - IIS
Log archival solution
Install, Configure, Forget
Feb 08, 2009 12:11 PM|LINK
Thank you Jeff and Steve,
However, I give up. I have tried everything but unsuccessfully and I cannot dedicate more time to this.
JUST ONE LAST QUESTION: can i develop my web application using only Visual Studio 2008 and, once it is finished, pay for hosting it with a hosting company in order to publish it to the world?
If this makes sense, that is what i will do. Please confirm.
Feb 12, 2009 07:33 AM|LINK
Yes, you can develop your web application using only Visual Studio 2008.
Visual Studio 2008 comes with a built-in Web development server that enables you to build and test applications without a dependency on IIS. The server only accepts local requests and is only for building and testing. Once you finished the program development,
you can deploy your website to IIS or your favorite hoster.
If you decide to come back to this issue, below is another article you can refer to:
Where did my IIS7 server go? Troubleshooting "server not found" errors
And you can post your attempt here. We will help you to solve this issue.
Feb 12, 2009 05:41 PM|LINK
I really appreciate your reply. It is important to know that i can keep going, for a while, without needing IIS as i have a tight deadline to meet.
If i eventually try to sort the IIS issue again it is nice to know there is someone out there willing to help.