Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 default.aspx no coming up as default page on server 2003

Posted on 2007-10-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Windows 2003 R2 server with SP2.  Installed Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to the machine and poked a hole in the firewall for 443 (SSL).
I can hit the website but the default document (default.aspx) does not come up automatically.  If I add this to the URL, things work fine.

**So the obvious answer, check your default document tab on the IIS website properties window.  Did that, it doesn't work. Its already there.  I removed index and the others, but nothing changes.**

Its worthwhile to note that this is not the "default website" which is stopped.
Question by:loveboatexpress
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    by:George Sas
    Have same problem when on the LAN or only from outside ?

    Author Comment

    both places.
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    That is not a firewall issue then ...
    Have you created any site on your Site Collection ? Have you created a Site Collection ?
    If you did not then you should create them first.
    Open the administration of your sharepoint , go to Aplication management .
    Make sure you create or extend a web aplication , then make sure to create a Site Collection.

    Author Comment

    created the web app and it worked.  Thanks!

    Expert Comment

    I'm having the same problem but dont understand the steps GeoSs lists above. My IIS already has 3 sites: Default Web Site, SharePoint - 80, and SharePoint Administration.

    SharePoint - 80 is running SSL on 443 and everything is fine but I have the same issue of the site not forwarding to default.aspx from outside the LAN.
    I followed your steps up to "create/extend a web application" but because I dont know what I'm supposed to do here and dont want to destroy the working site.
    Any further help would be appreciated.

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