IIS server on 2008 returns 404 for OWA and Company web sites

Posted on 2009-12-20
Last Modified: 2012-05-08
After a reboot on a 2008 SBS server i cannot get any of the internal web sites to work

404 - File or directory not found. When trying to get to both OWA and the standard company web pages


What steps should i take to work out whats wrong and/or how to rebuild the default OWA and other IIS sites

Question by:trippa666au
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    Expert Comment

    by:Glen Knight
    Check in Internet Information Services Manager and make sure the websites are all started.  If not right click in then and select Start

    Author Comment

    As far as i can tell they are started.

    I get a       0x80070002 error when trying to get to for example https://server/owa

    But if i try to get to http://server/ then i get a generic IIS7 Welcome screen

    Any thoughts ?

    Author Comment

    Ok after a little further investigation i see that the "SBS Web Applications" is actually stopped.

    But when i try and start i,t it says cannot because another web site is using the same port ?

    All i can think that has changed is we added in a SSL certificate a little while ago

    LVL 74

    Accepted Solution

    Ok how did you add the SSL certificate?
    If u did it through IIS and added it to the default website then you need to remove it and use the wizard in the SBS console.

    Have a look at te bindings of each website and see which one is using the same ports as the one that will not start.

    Author Closing Comment

    Sort of worked this one out myself once the expert pointed me in the right direction

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