IIS 7 and Above
http://localhost in IE shows "Internet Explorer cannot display the we...
Last post Sep 26, 2011 08:46 AM by HCamper
Sep 26, 2011 06:07 AM|kurmanc|LINK
I can't get http://localhost show IIS welcome page.
I am logged in to the domain at work and I have done the following:
1) Installed IIS 7 and selected these checkboxes:
1.1) Web Management Tools - IIS Management Console
1.2) Web Management Tools - IIS Management Service
1.3) World Wide Web Services - Security
1.4) World Wide Web Services - Common HTTP Features - Default Document
1.5) World Wide Web Services - Common HTTP Features - Directory Browsing
1.6) World Wide Web Services - Common HTTP Features - HTTP Errors
1.7) World Wide Web Services - Common HTTP Features - Static Content
1.8) World Wide Web Services - Health and Diagnostics - HTTP Logging
1.9) World Wide Web Services - Health and Diagnostics - Request Monitor
1.10) World Wide Web Services - Performance Features - Static Content Compression
2) Removed the hash tag from hosts file to 127.0.0.1 localhost
3) Ping localhost gives me Sent=4, Received=4, Lost=0
4) NETSTAT -NA :FIND "LISTENING" does not list port 80
5) Unchecked "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections" in Skype settings4
6) Added inbound connection for port 80 in Windows Firewall
What must I do in order to see the Welcome page of IIS when browsing for http://localhost ?
localhost Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage
Sep 26, 2011 06:33 AM|HCamper|LINK
Start with add a listener http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms733768.aspx .
Using IIS Manager and the Bindings:
http localhost 127.0.0.1 port 80
http Server-Name * port 80 * is the wild card to listen / respond to Broadcasts and assignmnet by Router(s).
Remove static IP Address from any Network Interface Adapters select the lmhost from %windir%\system32\Drivers\etc\hosts .
Common problem is selecting the 192.168.0.1 or 192.168.1.1 as the Static IP Address for the NIC.
Make sure DNS IP Helper Netbios DHCP are automatic in windows services for current changes restart the
services you then should see changes.
Is there a Router at a machine or some where in the local Network ? If there is a Router vist the Administrator page and
turn off the FW just to test then re-enable after test.
If you do not have a Router buy one it makes this easier to deal with.
Check this for IE http://support.microsoft.com/kb/264921 "How IIS Authenticates Browsers.
What errors are shown in the IIS Server logs ?
Change settings in IE Browser to disable "Friendly Error Messages" post the errors to the forum.
Sep 26, 2011 08:36 AM|kurmanc|LINK
Thanks for your detailed reply.
I am sorry I did not look for the most essential part which is if IIS Default Web Site is running. What I saw is that it does not even exist there I must have accidentally removed it sometime :/
What I need to do know is to get it back. I hope this wont be too hard to achieve...
Sep 26, 2011 08:46 AM|HCamper|LINK
Look at IIS Net Library Reference
then the Images ( Maginify) to see the views.
You may find that the Images help with the "New Look and Feel" for IIS Manager.
You then can Expand or open the Link to the Bindings you may not have lost the "Default Web Site" maybe renamed ?
Yes, Make sure World Wide Web Publishing is running and automatic & IIS Admin services the same.
P.S. When you go Public with the IIS Server Web site check that your ISP is not blocking port 80 and Web Servers.
Common problem for the next part of IIS Server and web sites.