Tuesday, 22 April 2008

error starting IIS 0x8ffe2740

Had been using the server built into visual studio 2008 but today needed to use IIS but when I went to start I got a weird error message:



Did some googling on this and found that the problem was related to another program using port 80.

Using the tool CurrPorts I was able to see that skype had used port 80 already, e.g.:



To fix open Skype then Tools > Options > Advanced > Connection. Then untick Use Port 80 for incoming connections then re-start Skype.


You can then start IIS as port 80 is free again!