Solved

IIS on Microsoft Surface Pro

Posted on 2013-06-08
7
1,453 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-21
I have enabled IIS on my Microsoft Surface Pro running Windows 8. When I start cmd and try "ping localhost" it seems to be working:

C:\windows\system32>ping localhost

Pinging Surface_pro [::1] with 32 bytes of data:
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms
Reply from ::1: time<1ms

Ping statistics for ::1:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 0ms, Average = 0ms

But when I type localhost in Internet Explorer I get "The webpage cannot be found".

How do I fix this?
0
Comment
Question by:Igor50
  • 4
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:peter197911
ID: 39231437
try browsing to 127.0.0.1 (which is the ip address for local host).
It seems you have IPV6 enabled

I think browsing to http://127.0.0.1  should do the job.
0
 
LVL 83

Expert Comment

by:Dave Baldwin
ID: 39231887
Ping is the ICMP service which is entirely different from HTTP service used to access web sites.  Usually 'localhost' is defined in your 'hosts' file.  And like @peter197911 points out, it can be IPV4 or IPV6.  But IIS also has a place where you tell it what IP addresses to recognize.  The two places have to agree for 'localhost' to take you to IIS in Internet Explorer.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Igor50
ID: 39231918
Browsing to 127.0.0.1 makes no difference.

I read elsewhere that you have to go to Control Panel/Programs and Features/Turn Windows features on or off. And there enable "the options you need". Ok... which ones are they? There are really many options.
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 5

Expert Comment

by:peter197911
ID: 39231968
uhm, as Dave tells. You are mixing things up.

Are you 100% sure you did enable IIS?
The ping command makes no sense indeed.

Go to "Ädministrative Tools"  and look sfor IIS admin.
See if you can find out something there.
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
Igor50 earned 0 total points
ID: 39251156
I went to Administrative Tools and enabled more options (I really don't know what they all mean). However, It solved the problem. It works now.

Thanks.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Igor50
ID: 39251159
I went to Administrative Tools and enabled more options (I really don't know what they all mean). However, It solved the problem. It works now.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:Igor50
ID: 39265329
It got me in the right direction.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Port Scanner

Check which ports are open to the outside world. Helps make sure that your firewall rules are working as intended.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

No matter the version of Windows you are using, you may have some problems with Windows Search running too slow or possibly not running at all. Before jumping into how you can solve this issue, just know there are many other viable alternative deskt…
OfficeMate Freezes on login or does not load after login credentials are input.
Windows 8 comes with a dramatically different user interface known as Metro. Notably missing from the new interface is a Start button and Start Menu. Many users do not like it, much preferring the interface of earlier versions — Windows 7, Windows X…
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

820 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question