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From "Philip Anil-QBW348" <anil.phi...@motorolasolutions.com>
Subject RE: cannot access welcome page on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2
Date Wed, 02 Feb 2011 00:57:56 GMT
I do understand that ' A "default web page" does not "camp on" any particular port.'.
I was describing what I saw in the IIS inetmgr GUI. It shows
default web page...........port 80
I selected it and chose Delete.

-----Original Message-----
From: André Warnier [mailto:aw@ice-sa.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4:45 PM
To: Tomcat Users List
Subject: Re: cannot access welcome page on Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2

Philip Anil-QBW348 wrote:
> I tried to uninstall IIS
> (http://forums.aspfree.com/microsoft-iis-12/how-to-uninstall-iis-38783.h
> tml), .Net 2 framework etc. but strangely enough, it remained.
> So I did Start|Run|inetmgr and lo and behold, found "Default Web Page"
> camped out on port 80. I deleted it, and the Tomcat welcome page comes
> up just fine! :)
> 
It's nice that you solved your main problem, but what you write above does not make much 
technical sense.
A "default web page" does not "camp on" any particular port.
And deleting a web page does not stop a webserver from running.
Maybe it is MS's brain-dead way of presenting things that gets you confused.

The underlying fact is : two separate processes cannot open the same listening port on the

same host.  When one process opens that listening port (80 in this case), any other 
process that tries to open the same one will fail.
If Tomcat is now running fine and listening on port 80, it means that whatever you did 
above, was really stop IIS from running and opening port 80 first.

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