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  Asked By: Tommie    Date: Jan 16    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 916

I've recently created a WSS Site (Team Site template), and after
initially applying the template, when I try to go to my site at
http://www.mysite.org, I get a general error at
But if I go to http://www.mysite.org/default.aspx, the site loads
I'm also getting 404 errors when I try to upload files to a normal
document library.
Does it sound like this WSS Site might have been corrupted in the
creation process?



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Vance Hardin     Answered On: Jan 16

check the NTFS permissions on the template?

Answer #2    Answered By: Kareem Flynn     Answered On: Jan 16

Not sure how I’d check that. And maybe I was unclear about what I meant by including the template  info in my original post.

I only meant to imply that I created  the wss  site absolutely normally:

1. created web site  in IIS6 inetmgr.

2. extended web site in wss admin interface (created new app pool, new content db, etc)

3. opened newly-extended site, immediately prompted for site template, picked first template (team site)

As you would expect, I then attempted to open the new site at http://www.mysite.org to verify that it worked, but I got forwarded to http://www.mysite.org/_layouts/1033/error.aspx?ErrorText=Cannot+complete+this+action.%0a%0aPlease+try+again.

To troubleshoot, I appended the default page to the base url (http://www.mysite.org/default.aspx) to see if it would load, and it did.

At this point I can get the homepage to load without appending /default.aspx once it’s cached in IE, but if I clear my IE cache I get the error  again.

Beyond this weird error, whenever I attempt to upload a file to a document library, I get a 404 error at this page:

http://www.mysite.org/<doclibname>/Forms/Upload.aspx?RootFolder=&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Emysite%2Eorg%<doclibname>%2FForms%2FAllItems%2Easpx. But if I edit that url down to http://www.mysite.org/<doclibname>/Forms/Upload.aspx, the upload page loads, and uploads are functional.

I have created many generic wss team  sites and have never seen these problems  before, which leads me to think that the site may be corrupted.

Answer #3    Answered By: Tyron Calderon     Answered On: Jan 16

This is almost always a problem with the App Pool identity not having
sufficient rights or DNS (or hosts) not knowing how to route the

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