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  I bought begining dreamweaver MX and beginning PHP4, both book requires an installation of IIS. Luckily I have a windows XP professional system, which brings a IIS 5.1 pack. HOwever, after I installed the IIS, the server doest work! Everytime when I type in http://localhost/, I received an error page- The page cannot be displayed. Why? Why???
  I have two computers at home and I'm using a wireless router for them. Is it the reason? If so, how would I configure my machine to let it work? If it's not, please tell me how to do the configuration on IIS. Both of the book I bought didnt tell me anything about it. I'm very worried right now so please help me out here.

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oh sorry the error message is the page cannot be found, not cannot be displayed.


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i just checked my firewall and in program control I set iis totally free, but the problem is still there. Also I just found that when I type http://localhost/, I receive different message from when I type in http://myip/
when I type my ip address to the browser, I receive this

Server Application Error
The server has encountered an error while loading an application during the processing of your request. Please refer to the event log for more detail information. Please contact the server administrator for assistance.

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And? What does the event log say?

Does your computer have a network card installed?

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I dont know what the event log said...
I do have a network card installed and I have a router and two computers with two wireless signal receiver.


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well I think my network card is just the wireless receiver..


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Then why don't you take a look in the Event Log? You'll find it under Administrative tools in either the Start Menu or the Control Panel.

What happens when you type ping localhost in a command prompt? Does typing ipconfig in a command prompt give any useful information?

You may also want to take a look at the Services panel of the Control Panel. Is the WWW Service running? What happens when you go to the Internet Information Services manager in the Control Panel? Do you see IIS?

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Well I'm not a expert and I dont know alot of what you saying..
I only know that apache+php works well but iis doesnt..
I'm reading the beginning dreamweaver mx now and asp code is required...
anyways I'll post somewhere else..seems you are the only one in this forum..different from what I thought.
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I am sure there are other people here as well (can't hear an echo), but it's likely they are unable to help, just like me.

Helping someone installing IIS over a web forum is pretty difficult. There could literally be hundreds of reasons why it wouldn't work. A while ago, I was trying to help someone as well. It took ages to get it up and running. In the end, it turned out that the computer did not have a network card, which is required for IIS to work correctly. That is pretty hard to guess, when you're a 1,000 miles away and can't see the system.

If you don't understand my answers, please say so, and I'll try to clarify things. I always assume a basic knowledge of this stuff, unless you say otherwise.

So, for starters, look in the Event log. If you have an English version of Windows, you'll find this names as the Event Viewer. To open it, choose Start | All Programs | Administrative Tools or Start | Control Panel | Administrative Tools

The exact name depends on the type of OS you're using. Look inside the Application or System categories for any useful information.

To retrieve more information about your network, open a Command Prompt (click Start, the type CMD and press Enter) and then type:

ipconfig /all

Do you get any information about your network cards? Do you see any IP addresses?

Like I said, this can be difficult to do, especially through a Web forum. However, with a bit of patience and a motivated attitude, it is possible.... ;)

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Another thing just came to mind.

You said Apache is up and running, right? Do you have any idea what port number it is using? The default port for a Web server is port 80. Two Web servers cannot listen to the same port at the same time using the same name (localhost).

You may need to switch the port number for one of the servers. For Apache, you should refer to the documentation (don't know how to do that, exactly). For IIS, open the Administrative Tools, double click Internet Information Services. Locate your server, expand it until you see Default Web site. Right-click it, choose Properties and then on the Web Site tab change the TCP Port to another number than 80. Click OK a few times to dismiss the dialogs.

This way, both IIS and Apache should be able to coexist on your system.

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