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I was able to install SP 2010 on my Windows 7 64 bit machine using this link

I am now able to access the SharePoint Central Administration at port 24469. Something like:

http://mymachinename:24469/_admin/createsite.aspx

I was able to create a new site collection and but am unable to access it. New site collection is at port 80.

http://mymachinename:80/sites/mynewsite

I've done this workaround to no avail. I've also added

http://mymachinename:80

to the list of intranet sites. Did not work either.

Note that I am accessing the site from the server itself.

The error being returned is a 'Webpage not available' message.

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    what error you are getting? did you created the root level site collection i.e mymachinename:80, if you browse this then what happen? Please share the error details – Waqas Sarwar MVP Aug 19 '14 at 3:23
  • the site was created at root level. when i browse the mymachinename:80, i get Webpage not available – glasshalfhalf Aug 19 '14 at 11:04
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You could check "Central Administration -> Site Collection -> Quotas and Locks" and check that your site collection isn't in a "no access" state. Source along with other conversations here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/appvirtualization/en-US/ebcd6e59-c429-4710-9ab2-00e962d55795/sharepoint-2010-not-able-to-access-site-collection-page-not-found

If you get a 404 you should check here: Going to a Site Collection homepage gives a 404

In the event you are getting an access denied -type of error, check here: http://www.brainlitter.com/2011/08/30/resolution-for-site-collection-admins-in-new-site-collection-get-access-denied/

I hope this helps at least a little bit! :-)

  • thanks for sharing but none of these work either. I'm not getting a 404 error but rather a 'Site not available' error – glasshalfhalf Aug 19 '14 at 7:55
  • Ok sorry to hear that! I'll let you know if I come up with any other possible solutions.. EDIT: Just thought that does it require https to be used in the URL? – Tenttu Aug 19 '14 at 8:25

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