I am using IIS 8.5 on Windows Server 2012.
I have installed and configured IIS "Management Service".
When running "Connect To Site" locally and attempting to connect to a site on the server using "localhost" or 127.0.0.1, it works fine...
When running "Connect To Site" remotely and attempting to connect to a site on the server using its IP Address, it does not work.
I get this error:
Could not connect to the specific computer.
Details: The remote server returned an error: (503) Server Unavailable.
I tried changing the Certificate, and from the remote machine it acknowledged that the cert changed:
This certificate was issued to a different server.
Security certificate problems may indicate....
This means to me that the actual Web Management Service is somehow being blocked. This server is running on AWS, and I have a Security Group that allows traffic on the Web Management port 8172 from my machine.
The Windows Firewall has Inbound Rules allowing traffic through 8172, but the firewall appears to be off.
This was working before, but I reinstalled the Web Management Service and it did not work after that.
I have searched all over and cannot find anything like this particular issue. I have looked at the log files for the Web Management Service (C:\inetpub\logs\wmsvc\W3SVC1) and cannot see any entries for when the 503 error occurs. I do have "Enable failed request tracing" checked, but it does not appear to make a difference.
If anyone has any ideas how I could debug this further and/or what might be the issue I would greatly appreciate it.