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I'm trying to create a little personal website. I have loaded IIS but when I go to the IIS Manager the only thing I see in the window is Internet Information Service--->FamilyPC. I don't see "default website" Familypc is the name of the computer that is running the iis.
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by:humeniuk
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If you're getting to IIS Manager and see the computer name, you're most of the way there.  There should be a + beside 'Familypc' that will expand the server tree and show it's contents, which should be 'Default FTP Site', 'Default Web Site', and 'Default SMTP Virtual Server'.  Another way to expand the tree is to simply double-click 'Familypc'.

Alternatively, when you click on 'Familypc', these same contents should appear in the window to the right (just like when you click 'Internet Information Services', 'Familypc' should appear in the window to the right.

Try this out.  If it doesn't work, you likely have a larger problem.
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by:dsb_mac
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yeah that's the thing i don't see a cross on familypc. It doesn't break down to default web site or anything. Nothing happens when I double click or select familypc.
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Check to see if the inetinfo.exe process is running (Task Manager -> Processes) & also the IIS Admin Service (Administrative Tools -> Services).  If not, reboot your computer to see if they start up properly (if you haven't already).  If not, I would uninstall/reinstall IIS.  It only takes a few minutes and often resolves problems like this.

I hope this helps.
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re-installing did the trick.
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Glad to hear it.  Thank for the A.
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