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IIS Express does not start when you create a site

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When you create a site by using certain character combinations in the site's folder, Internet Information Services (IIS) 8.0 Express does not start.

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This problem occurs because of an error in the IIS Express module.

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Hotfix information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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There are no prerequisites required to apply this hotfix.

Restart information

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix if any affected files are being used when you install this hotfix. To avoid restarting the computer, exit any ASP.NET websites before you install this hotfix.

Replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

For all supported x86-based versions of IIS Express 8.0
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform

For all supported x64-based versions of IIS Express 8.0
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
iisexpress.exe8.5.9748 188,5609-June-201410:42x64

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

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Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.

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Keywords: kbfix, kbqfe, kbbug, kbexpertiseinter, kbsurveynew, kb

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Article Info
Article ID : 2974974
Revision : 1
Created on : 1/7/2017
Published on : 7/3/2014
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