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I have a Windows 2003 Web Edition SP2 server.

As of now, I am unable to view any website using the browser.

I tried connecting to port 80 on various sites like, using telnet manually, but it doesn't work.

The "Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is disabled. There are no policies assigned under IPSEC. Server provider claims that there is no filtering/blocking being done on their end.

So what is causing this issue and how do I resolve it?

Microsoft Windows [Version 5.2.3790] (C) Copyright 1985-2003 Microsoft Corp.

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>ping

Pinging [] with 32 bytes of data:

Reply from bytes=32 time=1ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=58
Reply from bytes=32 time<1ms TTL=58

Ping statistics for
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss),
Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 0ms, Maximum = 1ms, Average = 0ms

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>telnet 80
Connecting To not open connection to the host, on port 80
: Connect failed

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator>
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closed as off topic by RobM, Skyhawk, MikeyB, Ward, MDMarra Nov 13 '11 at 17:35

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Sure that is a issue in the server? Connect a laptop in the network port to which is connected that server for confirm that. – Ricardo Polo Oct 27 '11 at 4:41
This is a dedicated server. I am not at liberty to bring my laptop to connect to it. – user303907 Oct 27 '11 at 5:02
Seems like a Firewall issue. – Ricardo Polo Oct 27 '11 at 5:10
At the provider endpoint or the server machine? I am guessing at the provider endpoint since I have disabled mine totally. – user303907 Oct 27 '11 at 5:22
Why in the world are you trying to browse the Web from a server? That is extremely ill-advised. There is a reason why current versions of Windows Server enable IE "Enhanced Security Configuration" by default. – Skyhawk Oct 27 '11 at 16:27

If you cannot connect outbound to port 80 from this machine, even with telnet, and there is no firewall software running on the local machine, then the issue must reside with a firewall located further upstream in your network.

Are servers on your LAN allowed to connect to external web sites at all?

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You may need to use a proxy server in order to exit the network. Also, disabling your firewall is a bad idea. – TristanK Oct 27 '11 at 20:39
Very good point about checking to see whether a proxy server is required. – Skyhawk Oct 27 '11 at 20:50

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