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Cannot start the IIS Webserver after E-Directory install on Windows

(Last modified: 29May2003)

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Microsoft Windows 2000

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0

Novell NDS for NT

Microsoft IIS 5.0 Web Server

Apache Web Server


Cannot start the IIS Webserver after E-Directory install on Windows

Error: "IP address is already in use"


Installed E-Directory for Windows


Port 80 is opened by NDS iMonitor by default causing a port conflict with the IIS Webserver.


Change the port for Ndsimon.dlm by locating the ndsimon.ini in the c:\Novell\NDS directory of the eDirectory Server.
Below is a selected portion of the ndsimon.ini

This is a portion of the file ndsimon.ini found in Novell\NDS directory.
#   !!!      Note: By default this file has no effect.       !!!  |
#                                                                 |
#        To change any of the defaults, you must remove           |
#        the '#' character on the line below the box.             |
#       All the parameter values must be specified in UTF-8.      |

# Port where the http server should run.                                       
# By default we try 80. If that is taken, we attempt 8008.                    |
# Note : This has no effect on NetWare.  NetWare uses the same port as the    |
# HTTPSTK.NLM                                                                 |
#HttpPort: 80

Uncomment the HttpPort line and replace 80 with a port not already in use on the server.  (HttpPort: 81)


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  • Document ID:
  • 10069923
  • Solution ID: NOVL76566
  • Creation Date: 10Apr2002
  • Modified Date: 29May2003
    • NovellGroupware

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