Sunday, August 23, 2009

Vista IIS 503 Service Unavailable

A lot of blogs mention the application pools not starting are a cause of this, but this wasn't my case. There was a url reservation for several subdirs under port 80 on my machine, and removing them fixed it.

To see if you have url reservations:

netsh http show urlacl

Look for anything touching port 80. (I had two -- /Temporary_Listen_Addresses/ and /wsman/). These need to be deleted before IIS can serve up content on port 80. For my case, I had to run:

netsh http delete urlacl http://+:80/Temporary_Listen_Addresses/

netsh http delete urlacl http://+:80/wsman/

After that, pulling up http://localhost/ worked as expected


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