Virtual Server HTTP 500 Error

Virtual Server HTTP 500 Error

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There's probably a KB article about this, but I know the first time I ran into the problem above, it took me forever to find the solution, so I thought I would share it with you.

If you install Virtual Server 2005 R2 (or SP1), and then Remote-Desktop to the Host Server, and pull up the Virtual Server Administration Website, you may see the error from the picture above;

HTTP 500 Internal Server Error

The website cannot display the page

Most likely causes:
  • The website is under maintenance.
  • The website has a programming error.

The solution?  When you connect to the remote Host Server, you need to actually connect to the Console session.  You would do this by clicking:

Start --> Run --> mstsc /console

After that, everything should work like a champ:

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