Default Website Deleted SBS 2011

Posted on 2014-01-23
Last Modified: 2014-02-04
Our Default website was deleted from IIS in sbs 2011 and we need to get it back in place for all of the Exchange Virtual Directories. Can we restore from a backup or recreate it quickly?
Question by:JP_TechGroup
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Expert Comment

ID: 39805235
You can simply recreate the default website and then proceed to use the fix my network wizard.

Be sure to double check all your configs / entries before you proceed.

Author Comment

ID: 39805241
Surely there must be a way to restore this from a backup?
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Expert Comment

ID: 39805250
If you just want the site back you can stop w3svc and browse to your IIS backups

There should be an xml there eg:

Rename that to metabase.xml and restart the web service.
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Author Comment

ID: 39805252
I surely hope so because the wizard keeps crashing.

Author Comment

ID: 39805275
No sir. That did not do it either. Site is still awol. Along with all the virtual goodies that make Exchange work.

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JP_TechGroup earned 0 total points
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Author Comment

ID: 39805333
Oh course, now the virtual directories don't work. grrrrrrrr
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becraig earned 500 total points
ID: 39805360
Yup as indicated you would need to recreate them  :(

Fix my network wizard should be the easiest way to fix that, if not I can give you the commands to remove then recreate them.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39831999
My answer was correct and resolved the issue with the help of becraig.

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