August 10, 2010 15 Comments
This error stopped me in my tracks for a couple of hours, while just editing IIS bindings and Alternate Access Mappings my site stopped responding entirely.
Instead of displaying a lovely site, my browser just displayed a blank error message. Turning off Friendly Error messages I found the following error message displayed :
HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 03:19:45 GMT Connection: close
Unfortunately this error is not as helpful as you would think. The only time I’ve seen similar errors with SharePoint were with 404 errors, usually because a Web Application existed, but a Site Collection did not.
I also noticed quite a few of these errors in the event log :
Again this was not helpful, as I had other Web Applications on the same servers, which had no problem connecting at all!
Out of some desperation I decided to try detaching and reattaching the content database for the Web Application, and Voila! The site came back online. I do not have any idea why this was actually happening, however I’m putting it up here in case someone else comes across it.