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Openning SharePoint - 80 website gives HTTP 404 Error, The webpage cannot be found ! on SharePoint 2013

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  • Hi Everybody,

    I installed SharePoint 2013. I created a team site, then I deleted it.

    I tried to open the SharePoint - 80 throw Browse in IIS, but I get HTTP 404 Error (The webpage cannot be found). And at the browser when type http://sharepointserver or http://localhost I also get HTTP 404 Error.
    Is that normal? I think it is not. Does anyone has a clue how to solve this issue?

    Thanks a lot...


    Husam Hilal

    Friday, June 14, 2013 1:12 AM

Answers

  • Hi Husam,

    From URLs provided it seems that you have created a site collection under "Sites" Managed path. Are you getting 404 while browsing "http://sharepointserver/sites/myTeamSite/"?

    If you are getting 404 while you are trying to brows http://sharepointserver/, then it is obvious since you have not created a site collection at root level of web application. In this case please create a new site collection and make sure that while creating it, you select only "/" instead of "/sites/" in a drop down available in site collection URL section.

    Hope this helps you.

    -Amol Meshe

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 7:25 AM
  • If you delete root site collection which URL the same as URL of your SharePoint - 80 web application (http://servername for example) - it normal, because IIS can't find deleted site.


    Best regards, Andrii

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 8:16 AM
  • One thing to keep in mind is that running without a root site collection is not supported.

    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:15 PM
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  • You need to create a Site Collection in order to not get 404 messages.

    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

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    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    Friday, June 14, 2013 1:22 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks Trevor for the quick reply. Actually, I forgot to mention that I created a Site Collection after I got that error. Since some people is saying that when I searched about this issue. But still happens !

    The site collection address that I've created looks like this:
     http://sharepointserver/sites/myTeamSite/_layouts/15/start.aspx#/SitePages/Home.aspx
    or just: http://sharepointserver/sites/myTeamSite/

    Should I create it differently? Or what do you think?


    Husam Hilal

    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:30 AM
  • Hi Husam,

    From URLs provided it seems that you have created a site collection under "Sites" Managed path. Are you getting 404 while browsing "http://sharepointserver/sites/myTeamSite/"?

    If you are getting 404 while you are trying to brows http://sharepointserver/, then it is obvious since you have not created a site collection at root level of web application. In this case please create a new site collection and make sure that while creating it, you select only "/" instead of "/sites/" in a drop down available in site collection URL section.

    Hope this helps you.

    -Amol Meshe

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 7:25 AM
  • If you delete root site collection which URL the same as URL of your SharePoint - 80 web application (http://servername for example) - it normal, because IIS can't find deleted site.


    Best regards, Andrii

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 8:16 AM
  • One thing to keep in mind is that running without a root site collection is not supported.

    SharePoint - Nauplius Applications
    Microsoft SharePoint Server MVP
    MCITP: SharePoint Administrator 2010

    -----------------------
    This post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or view of Microsoft, its employees, or other MVPs.

    • Marked as answer by Husam Hilal Friday, June 14, 2013 2:54 PM
    Friday, June 14, 2013 2:15 PM
    Moderator