IIS 7 and Above
Unable to browse IIS default web site on Windows 7
Last post Jul 10, 2013 09:15 AM by Pengzhen Song - MSFT
Jul 08, 2013 08:38 PM|titan29|LINK
I have IIS installed on Windows 7 x64 SP1 along with VS2008 and VS2010.
When I try to browse the default web site in IIS or go to localhost (http://localhost) I get some WCF message, instead of getting the IIS welcome page:
this is a Windows Communication Foundation service.
Metadata publishing for this service is currently disabled
Also, I noticed even if I stop IIS (iisreset /stop) this message/page still appears when going to
http://localhost, so it seems it is not an IIS page/message.
I would really appreciate if someone can help me get rid of this message as I need to publish a web application on IIS. Thanks in advance.
Jul 09, 2013 07:03 PM|titan29|LINK
Some more troubleshooting...
running netstat -ano told me that port 80 was being used by PID 4, which was "system" process.
so apparently some WCF web service was being run that probably came from system process?
However, today when I came to office and turned on my PC, I noticed I am able to browse
http://localhost properly as it would open IIS welcome page.
This sounds weird as I did reboot my PC multiple times yesterday when I was getting the issue.
I will work on it for now and will report back if I see the WCF message again.
Jul 10, 2013 09:15 AM|Pengzhen Song - MSFT|LINK
We are happy that your issue has been resolved. And I think it may be the path issue. When it goes wrong, you can try access the full url(http://localhost/iisstart.htm) to check it to find the real issue.