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  • windows server 2008

    Has anyone had a problem running application server on win 2008 server.
    I have published all my files as usual but i cannot get the webpage to load on our lan, works fine at localhost, when i try i get nothing!!
    Any pointers would be helpful, i did have an issue with the license activation (it was activated but still saying unlicensed) but support tell me all is well now.

  • #2
    Re: windows server 2008

    I am running on Windows Server 2008 with no problems at all.

    Make sure the server configuration is setup to look in the right path.

    Mike Reed
    Phoenix, AZ


    • #3
      Re: windows server 2008

      Strange, if i disable Alpha and startup IIS service i get the IIS page, does Alpha show a default page if started?


      • #4
        Re: windows server 2008

        Are IIS and WAS set to use port 80... if so, that won't work.
        "all things should be as simple as possible... but no simpler"



        • #5
          Re: windows server 2008


          Micheal's suggestion is a good first place to look plus make sure you do not have the windows firewall on.

          Nicholas Wieland


          • #6
            Re: windows server 2008

            I had the same problem, and IIS and Alpha5 will not work together. You can goto a run command and type in services.msc and see if www is running, stop it. And see if it works then.


            • #7
              Re: windows server 2008

              Thanks for the pointers but I ended up moving the license back to a 2003 machine.
              IIS had been disabled so Alpha should have run fine, i will look at it again when i have more time.


              • #8
                Re: windows server 2008

                Originally posted by Kzin View Post
                Thanks for the pointers but I ended up moving the license back to a 2003 machine.
                IIS had been disabled so Alpha should have run fine, i will look at it again when i have more time.

                Like someone else said here you can not have IIS and Alpha running together using the same PORT! Port 80 by default is what both use you have to change the port and then both will work on same machine. In alpha under configuration you can change the port.

                Nicholas Wieland


                • #9
                  Re: windows server 2008

                  I had the same problem with windows server 2008. It is the windows Firewall blocking port 80 when IIS is disabled. You have to create a firewall rule to allow inbound connections to Alpha Five.