IIS 6 - Localhost page and ASP.NET website not loading RRS feed

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  • User205214896 posted


    I am using IIS 6 on Windows 2003 server 32 bit OS. 

    When I access http://localhost/ from browser the default page does not load. The IE shows a blank screen.

    I could host ASP pages on IIS 6 and access them from the same server using the below link. But I could not access ASP.NET websites from the same IIS 6 server.

    http://localhost/TestASP/Default.asp - works

    http://localhost/Dotnet/Default.aspx - Does not work (Shows blank screen)

    • Under Website properties, ASP.NET tab, I could see both .NET 2.0 and 4.0 in the ASP.NET version dropdown.
    • Webservice Externsions folder is empty. There is no sub folder or files under it
    • Telnet localhost 80 - connects
    • Telnet Server.domain.com - connects
    • In C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework folder, I could see .NET Framework version v1.0, v1.1, v2.0, v3.5 and v4.0
    • IIS Admin and World wide web publishing service are running on the server.

    when I access http://localhost from a different browser i see the below message.

    Under Construction

    The site you are trying to view does not currently have a default page. It may be in the process of being upgraded and configured.

    Kindly let me know how to get the localhost page working on IIS 6 and host an ASP.NET website

     Is there any step by step approch to identify the exact cause of the issue with IIS 6 on windows 2003, while loading the localhost page?

    Any suggestions or links to related articles would be helpful.

    Thanks in advance.


    Friday, July 4, 2014 10:20 AM