IIS on Microsoft Surface Pro

Posted on 2013-06-08
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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?
Question by:Igor50
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Expert Comment

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

I think browsing to  should do the job.
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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.

Author Comment

ID: 39231918
Browsing to 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.
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Expert Comment

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.

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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.


Author Comment

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.

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ID: 39265329
It got me in the right direction.

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