Problem when opening sharepoint test site

I have created a new site. When I open the site using the URL the browser gives this.

HTTP/1.1 404
Connection: close
Date: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 15:44:05 GMT
Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0
X-Powered-By: ASP.NET
MicrosoftSharePointTeamServices: 12.0.0.4518

Solution :

  • The most probably reason is you haven’t create the Top-Level site collection.

  • SPS will not create the Top-Level site collection for you by default. To create the Top-Level site collection, goto Central Administration > Application Management > Create Site Collection.

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problem opening sharepoint site

I have installed a new server with WSS 3.0.  I can open the SharePoint site from the local computer, but I cannot get to it from another computer.  I installed it as a stand alone server, it is a member of my domain.  I have a development server that was not a member of the domain (it is it’s own DC) that I have no problems connecting to.  The IIS settings are the same on both servers. I the only difference is the one the I can’t connect to is a member of the domain.  I know this has got to be simple but I am not seeing it.

solution :

I knew it was simple.  Windows firewall.  I was not the one who configured the new server and assumed that the firewall would be off or configured properly.