SharePoint 2010 – New Installation – Error – Connection Close

In some cases SharePoint 2010 New Installation results in a corrupted web site.  Following will be the result on accessing the port 80 url:

Eg: http://localohst
HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5
Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2013 15:27:43 GMT
Connection: close

The error can happen due to:

  1. Invalid web application
  2. Invalid site collection

Solution

As the solution you can delete the existing port 80 web application and create a new one followed by a new site collection too.

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Open central administration and select the port 80 web application.

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Click the Delete button.
 
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Choose Delete content database & web sites option & click the Delete button.
Wait for a few minutes for the delete operation to get completed.

Create new Web Application

Now click the New button and create a new web application.

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Choose the port 80 and save changes.

Create new Site Collection

Now go to Central Administration and choose Create site collections link.

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Click the Ok button to save changes.

You should get the following happy page on accessing with url, eg: http://localhost

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Please note that, for Correlation errors you can visit the 14 hive LOG folder.

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