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Problem with Deploying Webservice on Windows Server 2003

Hope somebody can help.

I have a web service written in vb.net which works fine localling on my
Windows XP Pro development machine without a problem.

I have deployed in onto a Windows Server 2003 machine - by copying the whole
project onto the server, and creating a virtual directory in IIS to point to
it. On the Windows Server console I can see that the web service exists
by "browsing" to the .asmx file locally and getting the "help" screen for
the web service showing the methods available.

However, my client code which calls the web service just times out.. I
can tell that the web service has not been called because I have added code
to the service to write up a log file as soon as it the method is called.
No log file entries are made..

Is there anything else I need to do to deploy this web service to make it
work?

I'm not that familiar with IIS or Windows 2003 security in regard to web
services (I'm suspecting I have some kind of security issue).
Many thanks in advance for any ideas.

Regards

Simon Verona
Nov 23 '05 #1
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Problem solved...

Wasn't a permissions problem at all. Was actually a bug in the web service
which meant that it was hanging on the customers Windows 2003 server.

What made it worse was that there was a similar bug in the logging code
(it was trying to write a log into a directory that didn't exist on the
customers machine!).

I guess the moral is to check the obvious stuff first!

Regards
Simon
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Hope somebody can help.

I have a web service written in vb.net which works fine localling on my
Windows XP Pro development machine without a problem.

I have deployed in onto a Windows Server 2003 machine - by copying the
whole project onto the server, and creating a virtual directory in IIS to
point to it. On the Windows Server console I can see that the web
service exists by "browsing" to the .asmx file locally and getting the
"help" screen for the web service showing the methods available.

However, my client code which calls the web service just times out.. I
can tell that the web service has not been called because I have added
code to the service to write up a log file as soon as it the method is
called. No log file entries are made..

Is there anything else I need to do to deploy this web service to make it
work?

I'm not that familiar with IIS or Windows 2003 security in regard to web
services (I'm suspecting I have some kind of security issue).
Many thanks in advance for any ideas.

Regards

Simon Verona

Nov 23 '05 #2

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