IIS Default Web site not working – Others work

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

Step 04 – Adding all the IPs to IP listener

netsh http add iplisten ipaddress=

Step 05 – Restarting the IIS service

Open Source VPN solution for any OS/Task

As IT professionals, there are times where we need to setup reliable VPN connections without any hassle.

Recently I came across an issue where we had to carry out a cloud to cloud data center migration. The limitation was we had no option to use configure VPN connection between the cloud service providers. Almost all the network ports were closed except port 80 & 443. So to overcome the issue, we used an open source client/server based solution called “SoftEther VPN“. This VPN solution provides more security and also works fine with Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, FreeBSD and Solaris. This system will have both client/server interfaces.

SoftEther VPN Windows Server and Client Setup (How To)