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Problem installing IIS on XP Pro


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Ogga

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Hi,

I have an XP Professional. To install IIS:
I went to Add/Remove Components under Add/Remove Programs in Control Panel.
I checked the IIS checkbox, went through the installation and it was fine.
Now I'm trying to access http://localhost, and I can't.
What is wrong?

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gerryf

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Is it running?

When you access localhost, what shows?

Did you place a webpage in the proper directory so that iis can serve it?
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Yes, the IIS is running fine.

When I access http://localhost, it shows:

The page cannot be displayed
There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.

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Please try the following:

Open the localhost home page, and then look for links to the information you want.
Click the Refresh button, or try again later.

Click Search to look for information on the Internet.
You can also see a list of related sites.




HTTP 500 - Internal server error
Internet Explorer


I'm just trying to see the default page. I didn't do anything other than installing IIS.
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Hi Ogga,

First we'll see whether the necessary services are running:
Start-> Run. Type services.msc. Press <Enter>
In the the right-pane of the Services Windows, check whether the IIS Admin and World Wide Web Publishing services are started. Also make sure their Startup Type is Automatic or Manual.

Now,
Open the IIS snap-in:
Start -> Run.
Type iis.msc. Press <Enter>.
In the left-pane of the the Internet Information Services window, expand Internet Information Services->Your Computer Name->Web Sites. Here Check if Default Web Site is started. If not, right-click on it, and click Start
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Ogga

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Hi,
I did exactly as you said.
IIS and World wide web publishing services are running and are automatic.
Default Web site is running.

Still can't access http://localhost.

Note: iis.msc command isn't recognized when I typed it in Run prompt. I had to go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Internet Information Services.


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are you running a firewall?
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