Monday, January 25, 2010

The format of the specified network name is invalid IIS 6

if you are un-able to start Websites in the IIS and receiving fallowing errors “The format of the specified network name is invalid” couple quick things you can look into remedy to problem.

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First on the server drilldown to this Reg key.

  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • SYSTEM
  • CurrentControlSet
  • Services
  • HTTP
  • Parameters
  • ListenOnlyList

Make sure, the IP Address listed there is the IP correct IP address configured on the NIC card of the service ( correct interface) if not make the proper changes.

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After this you need to open CMD type

Net stop http /y

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net start w3svc

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now you should be able to start the websites under IIS…

Oz Casey , Dedeal

MCITP (EMA), MCITP (SA)
MCSE 2003, M+, S+, MCDST
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3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post as usual.

What is that software that you have opened CMD (the yellow background) ?

Oz Casey Dedeal said...

PowerCMD

ocd

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