Windows Server 2003 - IIS6 - "Server unavailable"

Hello Experts,

I recently installed Windows Server 2003, which is running IIS 6.  But when I go in the IIS Manager and try to browse a site, I get: "Service Unavailable" in big black letters.

Can someone help me with this?

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Are the following services running?

IIS Admin Service
World Wide Web Publlishing Service

GRCHELPDESKAuthor Commented:
Hello B0ft,

Yes, both of those are running.

see if this discussion helps you

Kind regards
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Do you have any errors showing up in the System or Application event logs?

Dave Dietz
GRCHELPDESKAuthor Commented:

I'm now running in IIS 5.0 isolation mode.
Now I'm getting an error message:

Configuration Error
Description: An error occurred during the processing of a configuration file required to service this request. Please review the specific error details below and modify your configuration file appropriately.

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.

Source Error:

Line 30:                         <add assembly="Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=B03F5F7F11D50A3A"/>

Source File: c:\inetpub\wwwroot\web_apps\agent_incentive\web.config    Line: 30

Assembly Load Trace: The following information can be helpful to determine why the assembly 'Microsoft.ReportViewer.WebForms, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=b03f5f7f11d50a3a' could not be loaded.

WRN: Assembly binding logging is turned OFF.
To enable assembly bind failure logging, set the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog] (DWORD) to 1.
Note: There is some performance penalty associated with assembly bind failure logging.
To turn this feature off, remove the registry value [HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Fusion!EnableLog].

 I've found the offending log in my web.config file, but I'm not sure how to fix it.  ANd the registry values in the warning message don't exist in the registry.

you need the reportViewer assemblies in the GAC. Check the following discussion in how to get it there

Kind Regards

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GRCHELPDESKAuthor Commented:
Hey Venki,

Thanks for the feedback, that's gotten me one step closer I think.  Although now I'm getting this error message.

Server Error in '/Web_Apps/Incentive' Application.

The request failed with HTTP status 401: Access Denied.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Net.WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 401: Access Denied.

Source Error:

An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.  

Stack Trace:
[WebException: The request failed with HTTP status 401: Access Denied.]
   Microsoft.SqlServer.ReportingServices2005.Execution.RSExecutionConnection.GetSecureMethods() +211
   Microsoft.SqlServer.ReportingServices2005.Execution.RSExecutionConnection.IsSecureMethod(String methodname) +42
   Microsoft.SqlServer.ReportingServices2005.Execution.RSExecutionConnection.LoadReport(String Report, String HistoryID) +129
   Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ServerReport.GetExecutionInfo() +118
   Microsoft.Reporting.WebForms.ServerReport.SetParameters(IEnumerable`1 parameters) +83
   Agent_Incentive.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +1066
   System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +99
   System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +47
   System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1061


Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:2.0.50727.42; ASP.NET Version:2.0.50727.42

The application log gives me: Event ID 1309
Event code: 3005
Event message: An unhandled exception has occurred.
Event time: 3/27/2007 11:55:43 AM
Event time (UTC): 3/27/2007 2:55:43 PM
Event ID: 340a738928f44d9190a13ab1ab0ac5ad
Event sequence: 17
Event occurrence: 4
Event detail code: 0

I'm going to research this, but if you have any ideas it would be much appreciated!

GRCHELPDESKAuthor Commented:

I figured out the problem, I needed to add the following to my web.config:

    <authentication mode="Windows" />
    <identity impersonate="true" />

It's the <Identity impersonate="true" /> that fixed the issue.

Points to Venki for solving my initial problem!  Many thanks to everyone that contributed.


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