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    need help on IIS install on XP professional

    i installed IIS 5.1 on XP professional. but the only way i can see http://localhost is when I'm connected to the Internet. When I'm not, all I see is the usual Page cannot be displayed.

    Is this normal, or there's something wrong?

    I am a total beginner. I need your help.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by LunchBox; 09-23-2002 at 11:19 PM.

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    well, it's normal (for microsoft, these problems come as normal)

    i had the same on my notebook and found out that other persons also had the same. if i recall correct, i fixed it by changing my internet options (in the connections section, choose never dial a connection + in the general section, change the homepage to a http://localhost/ page )
    you than still have to hit the "work offline" and "retry" buttons every time ...

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    Hi,
    Also try checking Your proxy server settings. If You have a proxy does it bypass local addresses?
    And: in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc there's a file named 'hosts'. Open it in a text editor and check if the line
    127.0.0.1 localhost
    is there.

    Alex

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    thx raf & Alekz for pointing me in the right direction. It's working now.

    here's what i did, for those who might be having similar problems in the future:

    in "Tools/Internet Options/Connections/LAN Settings" of IE, uncheck the Proxy Server.

    If this doesnt work, follow what raf and Alekz pointed out.

    I appreciate the help guys.


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