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

Posted on 2009-12-20
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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
ID: 26090003
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

ID: 26090190
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

ID: 26090199
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

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Glen Knight earned 2000 total points
ID: 26090270
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.

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ID: 31668221
Sort of worked this one out myself once the expert pointed me in the right direction

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