After my server boots I am unable to access any site until someone logs into the machine. They can immediately log back out and it will continue to work until the machine is rebooted.

As a matter of fact I can't even hit the basic http://server/welcome.png until this has been done. I cannot find any logs when this happens.

  • Is the website content on a remote (or possibly local) resource that is made available to users when the log in ?
    – user9517
    Jun 25, 2014 at 11:45
  • There is a application that uses windows authentication but there is nothing like that on the default web site and I can't even access the built in stuff.
    – drs9222
    Jun 25, 2014 at 12:06
  • Sounds like something on the box requires a loaded user profile. You could try ticking "Load User Profile" for whichever App Pool is running the main site (usually DefaultAppPool, but I guarantee you that vanilla unmodified servers don't behave like this), and see if that gives (whatever it is) (whatever it wants). You could also try turning on Failed Request Tracing and tracing status code 500 after a reboot, though that might be iffy if the app pool's failing to load.
    – TristanK
    Jun 26, 2014 at 8:26


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