IIS Default Web site not working – Others work

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On Windows systems there are tmes where the Default web site is not browing (even not starting), but rest of the sites are working fine.

When you try to start the Default web site, you may end up with an error code: (Exception from HRESULT:0x800704BE)

This is due to incorrect configuration of the localhost listener under the TCP/IP stack.

So to fix the issue, you simply have to follow the below steps;

Step 01 – Get current listener IP

netsh http show iplisten

If the above value is a NULL value, you may add the localhost and the required IP addresses accordinly. If a wrong IP address is showing, you may delete the value as below.

Step 02 – Deleting the in correct IP

netsh http delete iplisten ipaddress=IP ADDRESS

Step 03 – Adding the localhost and related IP addresses

netsh http add iplisten 127.0.0.1

Step 04 – Adding all the IPs to IP listener

netsh http add iplisten ipaddress=0.0.0.0

Step 05 – Restarting the IIS service