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Windows 7: IIS activated but localhost page won't work

21 Feb 2019   #1
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
IIS activated but localhost page won't work

Hey all!

I am setting up a workspace for a temporary project. I already set VS and SQL-Server (both are running fine) but now I am struggling with IIS. Actually this is not the first time... every time I have to use IIS is a nightmare. Unfortunately the project is based on a complex site package that demands it and so I have no other alternative.

Anyway, what I did so far:

1) Entered Control Panel and added IIS. To be absolutely sure about this I checked EVERY checkbox including even what I probably wouldn't need.
2) Rebooted, entered Opera, and tried localhost. Nothing.
3) Then I CMD and iisreset as administrator. It stopped and restarted service successfully, so apparently the service should be there. However, in TM services tab I just see IISADMIN running. Is this correct?
4) This time I didn't reboot. I just entered Opera, and tried localhost. Nothing.

Any idea?

Thanks!


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21 Feb 2019   #2
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

Can you access IIS manager?

Windows key + R then type inetmgr
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21 Feb 2019   #3
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
Can you access IIS manager?

Windows key + R then type inetmgr
Yup! Thanks for this... I'm on it but still stuck... In the left list I realized that there is nothing under "sites" then I started trying to add one:

Site name: localhost
Application pool: [ASP.NET v4.0 Classic]
Physical path: C:\inetpub\wwwroot

In the pass-through authentication (button 'Test settings...') it authenticated but failed authorization. Don't know what it means.

On binding I wasn't sure of what to choose then I picked 'net.tcp'.

However the OK button is still grayed out. I realized that to ungray it I have to type something in the 'Binding Information' field although I have no idea what.

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21 Feb 2019   #4
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

It should have had a default website already setup, you can recreate it with the instructions here Recreate the default website in IIS - Stack Overflow
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21 Feb 2019   #5
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by z3r010 View Post
It should have had a default website already setup, you can recreate it with the instructions here Recreate the default website in IIS - Stack Overflow
I just followed the instructions but there is not a 'DefaultAppPool' option. The closest as possible is 'Classic .NET AppPool' so I picked it.

In the instructions it says 'leave Binding and everything else as is'. I did. The OK button is still grayed out.

Argh!

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21 Feb 2019   #6
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

I think something hasn't installed correctly, the type box should have http or https options only.

Maybe remove IIS and set it back up again.
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21 Feb 2019   #7
yankleber

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hey, z3r010! While you typed I was just trying it and it is fixed now!

The instructions found here has healed the problem. I just disabled IIS and WAS, rebooted, enabled IIS and WAS and rebooted. The default site is back and localhost is working on browser now.

Thank you for helping!

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21 Feb 2019   #8
z3r010

Windows 10 Workstation x64
 
 

No problem, I'm glad you got it sorted
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