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Sites don't are not available after creation on WSS 3.0

  Asked By: Virendra    Date: Oct 13    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1523

First off i am new to SharePoint and I am building a test box so I can practice
and learn.

My box seems to be setup and running (SP CA runs fine). I can create
Applications and site collections. I get no errors and everything seems to work
as expected. According to Central Administration they are there.

The problem, after i create them, I cannot access them. It does nto matter if I
open a browser at the console on the server or try to access it from a client

When I type in the URL of a site the browser returns:

"Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"

I have another test box at the office and it works fine. When I create a new
site it only takes a few seconds and it comes right up. Immediately following, I
can access the site via browser.
This other test box takes a few minutes to create the sites and then I cannot
access them once it says it is finished.

I suspect that something is not registering with DNS except that I am not
getting a "not found" error. In general DNS seems to be working fine. no other
machines or apps are having any issues. this problem only involves SharePoint.

I am the Admin on the box. I am the IIS Admin and the SharePoint Admin. There is
only one user on the test box (me) other than the various service accounts.

A friend of mine is also trying to setup a test box and is having the same
problem. Site creation seems to work fine but once created he cannot access any
of them.

I suspect we are missing something basic here. Anyone have any quick advice to
help us get out of the gate here...?



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Amareswar Karkera     Answered On: Oct 13

Are you creating the proper DNS entries for the Web Applications? These are not
auto generated.

Answer #2    Answered By: Cheyenne Jacobson     Answered On: Oct 13

Try accessing the site  from IIS, like drill down the site and right click the
site and click Browse.

In the URL you have to give the full computer name (if u used it). To get the
full computer name. Right click "My Computer" and click "Properties --> Computer
Name --> Full Computer name"

Answer #3    Answered By: Makayla Lewis     Answered On: Oct 13

Aside from making sure that you have DNS entries for the URL(s) that you are
trying to reach, have you turned off "Friendly HTTP error  messages" in
Internet Explorer? Tools->Internet Options->Advanced, scroll down a page or

Answer #4    Answered By: Miranda Scott     Answered On: Oct 13

Can you browse to your created site  from the IIS console? Are your sites

Answer #5    Answered By: Deirdre Macias     Answered On: Oct 13
Answer #6    Answered By: Kala Solomon     Answered On: Oct 13

I had this same issue a few weeks ago. The good news is that there is a
ha ha ha
Here it is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896861 I used option 2.

I know this will fix your issue.

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