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On my server2008 my default website runs fine and I can view it locally on the server. But when I add additional sites I can view them remotely but not locally on the server, all I get is the default IIS webpage.

Would be grateful for any help.

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by:Dan McFadden
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Are you using the real URL of the site or trying to browse them thru the IIS Manager?

My guess is that all your websites are configured to run on all available IP addresses on the server.  In bindings, if you see http and in the next column a *, that means any address that is available can be used to service the site.

When browsing thru IIS Manager, you are hitting localhost (127.0.0.1) and the first site that is configured to use that address it coming up.  That first site, is the default site.

Dan
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by:CitrixChris
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by:Soluga
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each website is configured with an individual ip address and default.aspx as the default page!
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by:Dan McFadden
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Then the default site is allowed on all addresses?

I suggest trying to go to the site, from the server, with the real URL.  Browsing from inside IIS Manager is going to push you to localhost.

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by:Soluga
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no the default site has it's own ip address as well.
when I go to the site with the real url from the server is when I cannot view the site, but if I use the real url from a client machine then I can view the site.
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by:Dan McFadden
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I would verify that server's TCP/IP DNS configuration.  Do the DNS server configured on the server match that of the client where the URLs work?
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by:Dan McFadden
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Can you do an NSLOOKUP of the sites' URLs from the web server?

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by:Soluga
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if I do NSLOOKUP followed by site url it does return the ip address
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by:Dan McFadden
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Have you tried another browser on the web server, FF maybe?  Also, do you use a proxy server on your network to manage http traffic?

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by:Soluga
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I set the app pool to run as an administrator and now I can go view the website on the server!!
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by:Dan McFadden
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In no way would I ever recommend running a web app with an admin account.  This is not a solution to the issue and it exposes your server to a potentially long list of issues.

I would reset the app pool and adjust the ACLs on the folder where the web app resides.

Again, running the app pool as an admin is not a solution.  It is a security risk.

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I have changed it from the admin account and checked the permissions on the web folder which did not make any difference so I tried the local service account, this seems to work,
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