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I have created a public SharePoint 2010 site called and when I browse to it I see the following;

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Microsoft-IIS/7.5 Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 16:42:23 GMT Connection: close

I have set up a site for forms authentication at and when I browse to this URL I see the forms auth login page.

Why do I get this error above?

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Are you set up with Server Roles for the Administrator with options like dbcreator, public, securityadmin or sysadmin? – Karthik Murugesan May 18 '11 at 17:20
Do you have a site collection at that top level? – Lori May 19 '11 at 13:17

Sounds like you are missing a site collie tion at the root of the site. Verify by viewing all sites from Central Admin and see if it lists a site at '/'

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