| 4:59 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
in IIS the default documents are default.asp default.htm and default.html
You have to implicitly add index.asp, etc.
| 5:45 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
hi, yes i have done this , i have implicitly added "index.asp"
to no avail. However when i specify .../index.asp" it works fine.
| 6:04 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Try restarting IIS. You shouldn't have to, but it *IS* Microsoft...
Also, check your "Directory browsing" checkbox. Does changing it make a difference?
| 9:52 pm on Mar 24, 2006 (gmt 0)|
No it didnt. Im uninstalling IIS and reinstalling to see if that fixes it.
| 3:29 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Check your log files, and see what IIS thinks you're trying to load. At one time, I had installed Isapi_Rewrite on my dev machine, and it had a broken rule in it, but it only affected the default web site (which I don't use, so I never noticed that the default doc wouldn't load). When I looked in the logfiles, and saw that IIS was trying to load "/.html" instead of "/index.html", it led me to the problem.
Not saying Isapi_Rewrite is the culprit in your case, just that checking the logs might tell you what IIS thinks you want, and that might get you started down the right path.
| 3:38 am on Mar 25, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Thank you guys, i spoke with somebody in MS in the end and he told me that there were several possibilities. I lost most of the day with it , so in the end binned the machine and did a reinstall . Ill be much more carefull with IIS now carefully deciding what ISAPI´s etc. to install ( which i believe are the culprit and in effect knocked over the document indexing )
Thanks for the advice.