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I had a base Windows XP with IIS hosting some websites and it has been working for years, yesturday I upgraded to SP2 (which includes the security suit) because I needed .NET 3.5 and since then no one can access the web pages anymore.

When I connect to the macine locally and try to access the webpage it prompted me for a username / password - when I entered it I was able to access the page locally.

However, remotely I always get "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage"... Anyone know what I need to do so that we can access the pages again?


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Looks like it is the WINDOWS FIREWALL, when disabled it works again ... So I need to add something special to my windows firewall settings? – Shaitan00 Sep 21 '10 at 16:19
And while you're at it, update again to SP3. – Dan Sep 21 '10 at 17:03
I had to add another comment. Did you REALLY have a sub-SP XP install, facing the internet? – Dan Sep 21 '10 at 18:42
LOL - was an old server we kind of forgot about it ... it is not facing the net, it is intranet only. – Shaitan00 Sep 21 '10 at 18:45

Windows Firewall is blocking inbound connections to IIS. You need to add an exception.

See here;

Web server functionality may not work correctly after you install Windows XP Service Pack 2

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