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Windows 7: IIS 7: receiving 404 on http://localhost (Screen shots too) plz help

04 Mar 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
IIS 7: receiving 404 on http://localhost (Screen shots too) plz help

I've obviously installed all of the IIS features, and not that it matters to this post but I've also already put the port 80 exception on the Windows Firewall.

I've created a simple index.html page in C:\inetpub\wwwroot, and I have also shown a screen shot of my advanced settings:
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In Firefox I can't browse to my localhost and I receive a 404, I can't even use the IP of the computer I'm using.

I don't understand what's up here...this shouldn't be that difficult. I feel like I'm missing something obvious...I'm not a webmaster obviously, just trying to learn a new skill. Any help is appreciated!



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04 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

UPDATE:

I had to bind the site to all available IP addresses. I don't know why though, can anybody answer that? I tried using the IP address of the local computer and that's what was returning the 404.
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04 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Another question, I want to visit the test site I setup from another computer on the LAN. I setup the inbound port 80 exception on the website hosting computer's firewall. I still can't seem to access the site.... I just type the IP address of the website hosting computer into a web browser of another computer on my LAN and it should work, right, or what am I missing?
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04 Mar 2011   #4

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

smithmds can you post a screen shot of the configuration on the hosting pc?
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04 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
smithmds can you post a screen shot of the configuration on the hosting pc?

You want more than the advanced settings picture in my original post, sure no problem but can you be more specific please?
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04 Mar 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Here's the Edit Site Bindings settings screen shot...


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04 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

port forwarding screen shot


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04 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

I guess i'll close the case on this one...I can now use a web browser and IP address to visit the test website from another computer on the LAN. I'm not sure yet how or why it works...hmmm
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04 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I have personally found IIS to be buggy.
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04 Mar 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well thanks for being the first to respond +rep, I think I got it all figured out now. Cheers =)
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