IIS 7 and Above
Website just shows IIS 7 Splashscreen
Last post Oct 22, 2011 07:53 AM by steve schofield
Oct 21, 2011 11:08 PM|tonyloco23|LINK
We have a Web Server with IIS 7 and Windows 2008. We have 2 websites listed in IIS, a default site, website1 and website2.
All 3 sites use Port 80, I do not know why it was set up like that in the first place, but everything was working fine with that set-up and the websites showed up fine until today .
I had to install some software on the web server today and I was having trouble so I called the company's tech support. To get the software to work we had to change each of the website's ports to something else (using edit bindings), because the software
needed to access Port 80 to install correctly. We did this and finally the software installed correctly.
So now that the software is installed, I changed the port numbers back to 80 (how they were before the install). However, now only website2 is working properly.
With website1, I just see the IIS 7 splash screen in IE 9, and in Chrome I just get an error message saying:
"The page cannot be displayed because an internal server error has occurred."
I tried changing the port numbers on both websites to other things, but no matter what I do, I cannot get website1 showing correctly in a browser. If I change the port number of website2 to something else, neither
websites show up in a browser. I have tried stopping and starting each one seperatly, etc.
One curious thing is that i can browse the file paths of website1, even though the files are not visible. For example, if I go to website1/images, it has a page listing all the image file names, but if I try to click
on one of the images it will not show up.
Also, from within IIS, if I press on 'browse', website2 works fine, but website1 just shows the IIS 7 splash screen, which is the same thing that happens when I hit browse on the Default Website, it is as if website1
is acting like the default website.
What could the problem be? How do I resolve it and are there any standard things I can do to diagnose the problem?
If you have any questions about the problem, please don't hesitate to ask.
One would think that if website2 is working then I just need to match the settings of website1 to website2 and then it should work. But that is how I think i have it and it is not working.
Oct 22, 2011 07:53 AM|steve schofield|LINK
That is strange. Here are a few things that I can think of.
1) Did the software that you installed change the bindings on the Default WebSite, Website1
2) Did the bindings change after installing the software.
3) Do you have a backup of applicationHost.config before you started? If so, can you compare the <sites> section
4) What if you turn off the various websites one at a time, do they work as expected?
5) Did you verify if the software put "hosts files" entries on the box(es).
6) Did you verify the path to the websites not working now are set correctly? Change them back to whatever they were before.
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