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Indexing not working on IIS 6
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J. Cairn
2007-05-01 20:06:22 UTC
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We are migrating from IIS 5 on Win2K to IIS 6 on Win2K3. The new
server is set up and I did my best to make it identical to the old
one. Among other things, I copied the whole inetpub folder over so
that the folder structure is identical.

When I try to run a search, I get a 404 (File Not Found error) on the
query.idq page. Here's a summary that should help narrow it down:

* I can run a query from the Indexing Service management console, so I
know the indexer is working fine.

* I noticed that the .idq extension was not mapped to the idq.dll, so
I did that.

* I tried to map the .htw extension to the webhits.dll, but it goes
away when I restart the IIS service. Is that a permission issue?

* The folder structure matches what is on the other server. Query.idq
and query.htx are in wwwroot\search.

* The "search" directory is not a virtual directory, which seems to be
ok on the other server.

* I did play with the path to the .idq file in the search form (e.g.
from relative to absolute, etc.) to no avail.

* In Web Server Extensions: ASP, ASP.NET, Server Side Includes are
Allowed. All others Prohibited.

* FWIW, I recently created a virtual directory w/no problem. When I
try now, it disappears when I restart IIS.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
.._..
2007-05-01 21:33:59 UTC
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There are a lot of files in the /inetpub/ folder that are NOT the same and
should NOT be used on different versions of IIS.

The ONLY files you should be copying over are the web files themselves. You
probably borked up your install when you did the copy.

If you have a copy get rid of the one you put there and restore it. If not,
make a copy, delete it, and reinstall IIS.

Then, copy only the files directly associated with the web sites, and then
set up and configure the sites as needed.

At that point you will be ready to deal with if Index Server works or not,
and set up indexes for the webs, etc.
Post by J. Cairn
We are migrating from IIS 5 on Win2K to IIS 6 on Win2K3. The new
server is set up and I did my best to make it identical to the old
one. Among other things, I copied the whole inetpub folder over so
that the folder structure is identical.
When I try to run a search, I get a 404 (File Not Found error) on the
* I can run a query from the Indexing Service management console, so I
know the indexer is working fine.
* I noticed that the .idq extension was not mapped to the idq.dll, so
I did that.
* I tried to map the .htw extension to the webhits.dll, but it goes
away when I restart the IIS service. Is that a permission issue?
* The folder structure matches what is on the other server. Query.idq
and query.htx are in wwwroot\search.
* The "search" directory is not a virtual directory, which seems to be
ok on the other server.
* I did play with the path to the .idq file in the search form (e.g.
from relative to absolute, etc.) to no avail.
* In Web Server Extensions: ASP, ASP.NET, Server Side Includes are
Allowed. All others Prohibited.
* FWIW, I recently created a virtual directory w/no problem. When I
try now, it disappears when I restart IIS.
Any ideas?
Thanks.
J. Cairn
2007-05-01 22:38:01 UTC
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I made a misstatement. I didn't copy InetPub - only the Web files from
wwwroot.

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