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Error in IIS7 - specified path is unavailable

Howdy Experts!

My first Server 2008 setup...so I could be missing something obvious.

Trying to install a .NET web service applciation onto Server 2008, IIS 7.  Installer returns the following error:
The specified path 'http://servername/virtualdirectory' is unavailable.  The Internet Information Server might not be running or the path exists and is redirected to another machine.  Please check the status of this virtual directory in the Internet Services Manager

I have checked to make sure no loopback adapter is installed, tried manually creating the VD, put a sample HTML in the VD physical location and was able to browse it, rename the server to a simple name, but still no luck.  

Any suggestions out there?

-Thorin
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meverestCommented:
maybe win2008 doesn't support that application or the installer - check with the vendor?

Cheers.
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ThorinAuthor Commented:
meverest,

thanks for the suggestion....unfortunately, I am the vendor!  This application is one that we built and I am pre-testing it for 2008.  Hmmmmm......

Other ideas?
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ThorinAuthor Commented:
Ah ha!  Found it, thanks to a kind soul on www.iis.net - the problem was that I did not have 'IIS 6 Management Compatibiliy" installed.
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