Virtual Server not responding to commands

Posted on 2009-12-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
I have a Virtual Server set up with Terminal Server running inside of it. Initially when I tried logging in I was getting "the parameter is incorrect" error. After some research I did an IISreset and that error went away.
Now when I try to start any machine I get the follow errors:
Webpage error details

User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.2; Trident/4.0; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.4506.2152; .NET CLR 3.5.30729)
Timestamp: Thu, 17 Dec 2009 17:30:00 UTC

Message: 'document.getElementById(...)' is null or not an object
Line: 4
Char: 1
Code: 0

Message: 'document.getElementById(...)' is null or not an object
Line: 4
Char: 1
Code: 0

Message: 'document.getElementById(...)' is null or not an object
Line: 4
Char: 1
Code: 0

I have tried it from the console (using RDP) and from my local machine using IE and Firefox (which has never worked with Virtual Server). This is not a domain controller, the only other use is the tech team stores files on it so we can access them as needed.
The main machine I need up was rebooted in a saved state. I have tried creating two new machines to boot up so I can bring up the machine in the saved state. The new machines will not respond either.
The Event log is clean as a whistle, I think IIS is the issue but by no means am I an IIS guru. The computer is running Windows 2003 R2 completely up to date with windows patches.
To add one more parameter iif I try to get to the server on the console I con not do it using FQDN. I have to use localhost or Otherwise I still get the parameter is incorrect.
Any ideas?

Question by:blake-foundation

    Author Comment

    I added basic authentication to IIS and now I get the specify Virtual Server screen Could not connect to Virtual Server. Access was denied.
    You can specify an alternate Virtual Server below.

    Accepted Solution

    The problem was with IE8 and it was not able to communicate properly with the Virtual Server using Remote Desktop. Dropping it into IE7 compatibility mode cleared up the situation.

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