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MWPSK and IIS6.0

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Feb 2, 2009 at 3:44 PM
Hello, I need to setup the MWPSK as a local Intranet within my company.
Never done this before so a newbie. But the Manual of MWPSK give me directions on setting up the website in IIS7.0.
When doing this in IIS6.0 however NOTHING works. Not even a startup page, no way to login etc....

I;m running the website on port 81 because the default website must be running in order to get remote login working for
people who are working at home.

The server has Small Business Server 2003 with .net framework 2.0 and ASP.NET 2.0.
Can anyone help me get it up and running?  I'm trying everything now for the last week but nothing helps.......
Any suggestions would be nice.


Feb 2, 2009 at 5:30 PM

First, in IIS goto the Website Properties, you get there by Right-Clicking on your NEW website. Now goto the tab in the properties window, make sure it says 2.0xxxxxxxx in the dropdown. Then make sure the default document is has "default.aspx"

Let me know if this helps.

TJ Havens
Feb 3, 2009 at 7:23 AM
Hi TJ,

I've looked at the settings you gave but no... nothing happens.

Feb 3, 2009 at 5:58 PM

Ok, also goto the Home Directory tab on the Website properties and make sure you are Running in a 2.0 Application Pool. If not, create one.

TJ Havens
Feb 3, 2009 at 7:29 PM
Hi TJ,

This one is difficult! As mentioned before i;m a newbie at IIS.
So getting to het home directory tab is easy, but the site is running
in the DefaultAppPool. So i googled for a solution and found a site
that explains how to create a application pool. Following that and
restarted the website.. Nothing happens. But maybe i've created
the wrong application pool. Could you explain how to create a 2.0 application pool. Please?

Thanks again....

Feb 4, 2009 at 5:40 PM

In IIS, there is a TREE Nav on the left. You can see the Websites Icon, above or below that is should say Application Pool. When you expand that, depending on your configuration, you may 1 or more pools. The thing with App Pool is, you can have multiple apps share the same pool as long as they are of the same version, ie...   Net 1.1 or Net 2.0   Just Right Click the App Pool area and Click New Application Pool. Name it whatever you want, I would use a name like "ASP.NET v2.0" then when you setup your website, you just make sure have the new app pool selected from the dropdown and the tab set to 2.0xxxxxxxx version

TJ Havens
Feb 9, 2009 at 10:39 AM
Hi TJ,

Well i've done that. Still nothing works. I spoke somebody at a learning centre here and she asked me if i could see the starting page.
Even with an error that's ok she said, just a starting page.. No i replyed!

Oh, she said while walking away, then the Asp.Net isn't installed or not turned on!

Wow, maybe that's it! So started to look everywhere.. Only found a service aspnet and that was already started so... Still no working site!

Can you help me finding out if Asp.Net really is installed and working!


Feb 9, 2009 at 12:38 PM
Hello Ron,

I suspect one of the following two scenario's:

  • ASP.NET is not correct registered within IIS.
    Happens for instance when you installed .NET Framework 2.0 before installing IIS. In some cases ASP.NET 2.0 is then not registered in IIS. 
    Complete the following steps to register ASP.NET 2.0

    - From the cmdline, goto %WINDIR%\\framework\V2.0.50727 
    - Type "aspnet_regiis.exe /i"  

  • The Web Service Extension for ASP.NET is not allowed within IIS.
    Check status in IIS.See this image.

Please let me (us) know which of the scenarion's caused the problem.

greetz Geert

Feb 9, 2009 at 2:58 PM
Hallo Geert,

Well, done that!

Result: nothing!

What is wrong with my server and/or IIS?
Everywhere i read that MSPSK works just fine...
Only not for me!

Een mens word er moe van!

Thnx anyway... are there more possibilities?

Feb 9, 2009 at 9:45 PM

i'm surprised that this didn't solve your problem.
It's a bit difficult to help you without having any visuals on the server and/or IIS......
Normaly an ASP.NET website runs within minutes......

Are you located in the Netherlands? If so, where?
Perhaps when it's nearby, I can consult you?

greetz Geert
Feb 9, 2009 at 10:49 PM
Hoi Geert,

Yes, i work in the Netherlands, amsterdam to be precise.

Don't know if you are speaking dutch or are dutch but to keep this forum for everybody readable
i still write in English. I will keep you in mind for an consult.

Something is wrong on our server i think. But on feb the 23th i get a private teacher here at the
office and i think/hope she can help me out with this problem...

Thank you for your assistance so far...