Converted SBS 2008 to Virtual machine now websites dont work

Posted on 2011-05-10
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

I converted an SBS 2008 install that works perfectly into a virtual machine as we are moving sites. The plan was to use the virtual machinewhile we setup things on the new site that way websites & e-mails don't go down. However after powering up the VM all the sites display 403 forbbidden and OWA just times out.

Please help
Question by:AndreYPB
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    by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE)
    Is the IIS service running?

    if you run the IIS Management console, does it state started or stoppd?
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    What was the conversion process you followed? You may want to refer to for converting Windows servers. It is written by a fellow expert, Bestway, and covers much of what you need to know for a succesful Windows Server conversion.

    Good Luck

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    yeah IIS is running without any apparent problems. I've tried restarting the service and the server :-(

    I'll have a look at the link provided. I used the conversion wizard

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