Certificate Authority and its website

Posted on 2011-04-28
Last Modified: 2013-11-29
I installed Certificate Authority in WinSrv2008R2-64Bit environment. For some reason when I go to access this thru the web it gives the following error:


The page cannot be displayed  
Explanation: There is a problem with the page you are trying to reach and it cannot be displayed.


Try the following:

Refresh page: Search for the page again by clicking the Refresh button. The timeout may have occurred due to Internet congestion.
Check spelling: Check that you typed the Web page address correctly. The address may have been mistyped.
Access from a link: If there is a link to the page you are looking for, try accessing the page from that link.


Technical Information (for support personnel)

Error Code: 403 Forbidden. The server denied the specified Uniform Resource Locator (URL). Contact the server administrator. (12202)
Question by:kaflea

    Author Comment

    Any help is greatly appreciated.
    LVL 33

    Accepted Solution

    Worth a try:     Instead of using 'localhost', use the machine name  i.e. "https:\\servername\certsrv"    

    Author Comment

    Thanks Mike but i have tried this before and i get the same error even when i try use https or http.
    LVL 33

    Expert Comment

    2 other thoughts....  

    1 - Sanity check and make sure the service is running.
    2 - Add the https://servername into the trusted zone in your IE.


    Author Comment

    ISS errorStill no luck.  I tried going inside the IIS manager and tried starting the default web site. It throws out an error " the process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process".
     Any suggestions?
    LVL 63

    Assisted Solution

    Sounds like http is not configured correctly somewhere.

    Check the event logs and http specific logs.

    I hope this helps !
    LVL 4

    Assisted Solution

    Check what else is listening on port 80 and 443
             run "netstat -aon | findstrt :80"
             run "netstat -aon | findstrt :443"
    disable any other process you may find listening on that port

    reset IIS
    check if you can reach the certsrv site now

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