IIS 5 + 6 (page cannot be found error

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Hello, I've searched for this topic but to no avail.

I have installed IIS 6 on a windows 2003 server, which is just a member server with static IP address on a windows 2000 network.
The win2003 server is the only one running IIS on the network and I'm trying to setup a basic intranet site (Simple huh?)

Well, I've setup my intranet site on IIS, setup an index.htm (have changed this name to default.asp, default.htm etc) but I still cannot view the page. I get an "page cannot be viewed" /DNS error.

Attempts to connect to the page via:
IP address
Computer/host name
http://computer/host name.domain_name.com
http://domain_name.com
all generate the same message.

Now, first thing comes to mind is DNS, so I've been DNS, the static IP is pointing to the mydomain.com okay and this is also reflected in the reverse lookup zone.

I have two domain controllers which are SOA and "same as parent folder" pointers.

when I try to access the page from my DCs, they pointer looks at the DCs rather than IIS machine.
I've laboured for a week without a solution, and I'm not 100% on DNS yet, so the records (Alias, Pointer, ) are a bit confusing.

Am I doing something wrong (well obviously) or is it worth re-installing DNS..
OR actually, would you concur that DNS is my problem............. Sorry about the read.

At my wits end..


C.N.E
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I had the same problem on a Win2k IIS 5.0 machine, before upgrading to IIS6
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cdemoneya wrote:
Hello, I've searched for this topic but to no avail.

I have installed IIS 6 on a windows 2003 server, which is just a member server with static IP address on a windows 2000 network.
The win2003 server is the only one running IIS on the network and I'm trying to setup a basic intranet site (Simple huh?)

Well, I've setup my intranet site on IIS, setup an index.htm (have changed this name to default.asp, default.htm etc) but I still cannot view the page. I get an "page cannot be viewed" /DNS error.

Attempts to connect to the page via:
IP address
Computer/host name
http://computer/host name.domain_name.com
http://domain_name.com
all generate the same message.

Now, first thing comes to mind is DNS, so I've been DNS, the static IP is pointing to the mydomain.com okay and this is also reflected in the reverse lookup zone.

I have two domain controllers which are SOA and "same as parent folder" pointers.

when I try to access the page from my DCs, they pointer looks at the DCs rather than IIS machine.
I've laboured for a week without a solution, and I'm not 100% on DNS yet, so the records (Alias, Pointer, ) are a bit confusing.

Am I doing something wrong (well obviously) or is it worth re-installing DNS..
OR actually, would you concur that DNS is my problem............. Sorry about the read.

At my wits end..


C.N.E


Just to be clear, if you can't hit it via IP, it's got nothing to do with DNS.

Are the files owned by the web instance? In other words, are they readable?

If you can hit the IP and not get it, chances are the problem is configuration with permissions. Have you tried from the machine itself? Say, something like http://localhost ?

Cheers.
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Well,
the good news is that everything's working.
well, almost.

Now I can view my site on http://host_name.com., but localhost doesnt work , niether does IP connection..
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Right.
Progress so far.

DNS configured and working okay (no error events)
IIS also working okay. (no error events)
I can now view http and ftp sites...

Only snag - The IP address of the site still generates a "page under construction" message.
This is an improvement from the "page cannot be displayed" message I was getting earlier on, so at least its pointing somewhere, but I cant think where.....

I just need it to resolve the host name: http://xxxxx.xxx to the IP.

Is my problem still dns?

C.N.E.

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