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Server Application Unavailable problem



I'm all new to EpiServer and have tried to get EpiServer CMS and SDK up and running on my Intel MacBookPro Dual core machine with Windows XP professional SP 3, but unfortunately I've had some problem making it work.

I want to use the integration environment with Visual Studio and have followed the instruction on how set up a new server site with Visual Studio.

The problem occurs when i try to view the result by entering my site adress (in my case localhost) followed by /util/login.aspx i get the error:

"Server Application Unavailable"

Swedish: ("Servertillämpningen är inte tillgänglig
Den webbtillämpning som du försöker komma åt på webbservern är för tillfället inte tillgänglig. Klicka på Uppdatera i webbläsaren om du vill göra om begäran.")

I read about this problem on: and ran the batchfile workaround solution described in but still can't load the page.

 I would be most greatful for any help on this matter.

Jun 11, 2008 13:25


You are using VS to run a SDK site and not a IIS site, right? Is visual studio's web server started on your machine? You can easily start it in visual studio by right clicking in your solution explorer on your default.aspx and choose view in browser. Usually the webserver is started as http://localhost:6666/

Jun 12, 2008 13:24



I have the same problem when running a windows xp pro with iis 5.1 and using episerver manager to install cms 5. Browsing http://localhost will give you the result: "Server Application Unavailable". However using Visual Studio's web server works without problems.

But I need to use the iis in order to make the web site accessible to other computers in the network so using VS is not a solution.

Any suggestions?

Oct 21, 2008 10:45

You could try to run "aspnet_regiis -i" from "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727", also check that you are running 2.0 in the IIS.

If that doesn't work, check you application log in window, you'll probably find something there.

Oct 21, 2008 16:02
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