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Setting up website in IIS (http:\\localhost not working)

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Hi,

i've setup IIS on my XP Pro workstation,

I've went through serveral how to guides to get this up and running without success..

the website is running when i look in the IIS window,

but when i go http:\\localhost  it does work,  i just get a 404 error message.

Could someone please help
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Couple things:
1) Internet URL addresses use forward slashes. http://localhost but I would think that IE browser (assumming you are using that) would rewrite the URL for you.

2) You may not have a 'default document' defined for your web site and your http:\\localhost URL did not contain a document to run. That would be something like default.htm or default.aspx.

Try launching a file from within the IIS  console. I dont have XP so this might be a little off.

The 'Internet Information Services' console can be found in the 'Administration Tools' in the 'Control Panel' under 'Performance and Maintenance'. Drill down to Default web site and click on it to display the files. Right-click one of the files and select Browse.
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