"The format of the specified network name is invalid"

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by mt, Aug 20, 2004.

  1. mt

    mt Guest

    I get this message every time I try to start the Default Website or the
    Sharepoint within IIS.

    I've looked all around the Web and Microsoft KB's but nothing really
    directly covers this issue.

    In the event viewer I see Event ID 15005: Unable to bind ...underlying
    transport for I have no idea where it picked up THAT address. It's not
    in any range on our network.

    The problems started happening after I uninstalled and reinstalled IIS and
    Exchange. Exchange is fine. IIS is running, but I can't get the default
    website or the Sharepoint site started.

    My httpcfg query listen shows one IP address (the loopback address)

    Any assistance or direction would be appreciated.
    mt, Aug 20, 2004
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  2. Hello,

    Do we have a backup of the IIS Metabase prior to uninstalling IIS and
    Exchange? If so, we can restore the metabase from backup (also check
    Volume Shadow Copy backups).

    If we do not, then we will want to use the HTTPCFG command to add IP
    addresses to the IP Inclusion list.
    Syntax and examples of the command can be found here:

    813368 IIS 6.0: Setting Metabase Property DisableSocketPooling Has No Effect

    After we have completed these steps and issued the IISRESET command, we may
    also have to reinstall Windows SharePoint Services in order to make
    companyweb functional again.

    How to perform a disaster recovery operation of SharePoint Services
    Companyweb and SharePoint Services Databases (827701)

    Note: Uninstalling IIS 6.0 is not advised on a SBS 2003 server unless you
    are not running Exchange and Windows SharePoint Services.


    Mike Lieser
    Microsoft Small Business Server Support

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    Mike Lieser [MSFT], Aug 21, 2004
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  3. mt

    mt Guest

    That got my Default Website running. I set the IP address for the site then
    did the net Stop http /y and then net start w3svc.

    I still have a little tweaking, but I'm able to access the default web site.

    Thank you.
    mt, Aug 21, 2004
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