Monitoring and Reporting - Server Application not available

Posted on 2009-07-04
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
Yesterday I updated the small business servers WSS from 2.0 to 3.0 all went fine (took a while tho), now i recieved the performance report on email this morning as always and it came up with;

Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable.  Please hit the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your request.
Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the application event log of the web server. Please review this log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

When i check the monitoring and reporting section of server management i recieve the exact same message on the right hand side of the tree menu.
Whats going on????
Would appreciate someones help.
Question by:SWESupport
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Expert Comment

ID: 24779291
When you did the WSS upgrade from 2 to 3 did you do an inplace installation or side-by-side installation?

IE did WSS2 get taken over by WSS3 or are they running side by side?

If you didnt do the install in Side-by-side mode then that is going to be an big issue (but not only with M&R)

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ID: 24779330
Sorry one more link as well

and you will probably tell me you have done a Side-by-side anyway :D
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Author Comment

ID: 24781557
um no i did over the top, but thats ok because I am making a whole new companyweb as the old one is only in basic form so i wont be loosing anything. also i cant access it from outside of the domain anymore when it got setup we had the same prob and the tech made it so you could browse to; now i get the login prompt box and then it goes to page doesnt exisit.

Thanks for the info 2

Author Comment

ID: 24781563
So yeah according to that link you provided becuase i upgraded and now stand alone install the M&R tool failed, so how to do i fix that?

Expert Comment

ID: 24782165
Well I have not seen a fix for that because you have done an inplace installation.

Basically all of these tools hang of the specific configuration of WSS2.0 and to the best of my knowledge there is no easy way to fix it. I am not sure that even if you unistall the WSS3 and try and put back on WSS2 if that would work.

I did actually read a post where people have said you can do this (in place of) installation but that is "fine" but ONLY when you dont need any of the prebuilt in functionality.

Author Comment

ID: 24782826
Ok so there is no easy fix, how do i get started on the hard fix? :)

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SWESupport earned 0 total points
ID: 24855895
Sorted that problem myself, needed to run WSS3.0 configuration wizard, problem now is i can no longer access the WSS2.0 companyweb via http://companyweb, how do I access this temporarily and set the new WSS3.0 page to http://companyweb for internal and for external access?

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