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Skypewill grab port 80 if it starts up before the IIS Web Server leading me to "Unexpected Error 0x8ffe2740 Occurred." Fix: Turn off "Use port 80 and 443 as alternatives for incoming connections within Skype's options. «My Top Ten Albums for Chris Brooks | Blog Home | Watching Videos on the Xbox 360» About Scott Scott Hanselman is a former professor, former Chief Architect in finance, now speaker, consultant, father, diabetic, and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/816944 Microsoft employee. He is a failed stand-up comic, a cornrower, and a book author. About Newsletter Sponsored By Hosting By Comments  Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or use the Permalink Thursday, 29 December 2005 05:37:16 UTCYeah - this is one of those fun ones that's easy to google once you already know http://www.hanselman.com/blog/UnexpectedError0x8ffe2740OccurredErrorMessageWhenYouTryToStartAWebSite.aspx the answer:http://www.google.com/search?q=0x8ffe2740+port+80+iis+skypeSkype and IIS are in collusion on this one - Skype picks a crazy default (assuming it's okay to take over port 80) and IIS serves up a completely wacky error message. Would it be so hard to tell use which EXE is using port 80?Jon GallowayWednesday, 04 January 2006 14:55:15 UTCBrilliant.I have had problems opening a solution in Visual Studio with the error 'the server is not running asp.net 1.1'.I tried everybody's 'answers' to try and fix the problem and they haven't worked.You have given me the simple solution!Alister McLeodThursday, 05 January 2006 08:00:51 UTCI've run into problems with Skype and IIS twice. First time on port 80, then on port 443.http://www.georgevreilly.com/blog/SkypeAndSSL.aspxGeorge V. Reilly Comments are closed. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein are my own personal opinions and do not represent my employer's view in any way. Blog Latest Greatest Hits Dev Tool List Podcast Hanselminutes This Developer's Life Ratchet & The Geek Speaking Speaking/Videos Presentations Tips Books ASP.NET 4.
It just means IIS can't start a website because port 80 is already in use.MS KB article 816944 has more info. A likely suspect is Skype, since it will use port 80 if it's free. This is a tricky one, since IIS might work fine most of the time since it starts up before Skype, butif you stop and restart IISSkype sees port 80 is free and snakes it. 08ffe2740 for you! IIS-Resourceshas theanswer but not enough Google Juice. Here's the fix: SkypeFile-> Options -> ConnectionUncheck Use Port 80 as an alternative for incoming connections.Restart default website. 118 Comments Thanks, this one brought the light to my momentary darkness... Only that I had to quit Skype in order to bring my website back to life. Also, in my version of Skype the Connection is reached this way: Tools->Options->Connection Great! Ignacio Hernandez - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 3:01:00 PM Skype was the culprit here, too. Thanks for posting the solution. Rick Borup - Tuesday, October 11, 2005 11:23:00 PM thx took sometime to figure out this was the pain. Gijs - Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:48:00 AM wah~~.... really s**k the skype... leeching the port.. but y previous i start skype and run IIS 5.0 got no problem?? only today just can't run the IIS only why huh??? Edmund Tee - Monday, June 5, 2006 4:06:30 PM Many thanks, this solved my problem. Vero - Wednesday, June 14, 2006 9:40:20 PM Thanks for this solution - had been causing me problems for a while. Steve - Thursday, June 29, 2006 8:12:33 AM Thanks man, this solved my problem. All this while, i 've been running both skype and iis without problems, except 4 2day. How did u figure it out? Cyril Umeononugbo - Monday, July 3, 2006 7:46:07 PM Excellent solution.. Short and to the point. Sophia - Tuesday, July 18, 2006 2:18:00 PM yeah! thanks alot . . it was skype that was hogging the port for me too, damn i wasted about 2 hours trying to find the problem!!!!!! was getting a different error from my application. Michael - Monday, August 7, 2006 7:07:01 PM Straight to the point, thanks miguel - Monday, August 14, 2006 3:47:09 PM great fix. Unloaded and loaded IIStwice before I found this solution. It works great Thanks Julian julian - Friday, September 1, 2006 6:40:05 PM THANKS SO MUCH!!!! Shmuel - Monday, September 4, 2006 7:58:08 AM Great! thanks. i've been on it for two days. Yuval - Wednesday, October 4, 2006 9:27:39 PM Jon, Many thanks Cheers, Paul paul @ time-farme - Tuesday, October 24, 2006 4:32:01 AM Hi I have unchecked that option in Skype but the same error problem persist. I am on MS XP Pro. what should i do next. please help. Carol - Fr