HTMLA: Object Already Exists When Creating New Web Sites

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The HTML version of the Internet Information Server Management Console does not allow an administrator to create a new Web site. The following error message appears:
A site with that name already exists. Please choose a unique name and try again.

When an administrator retries the operation with a completely unique name, Internet Information Server returns the same error stating that a site with that name already exists.


The HTML administration utility is capturing the wrong information. When a new Web site is created, a unique identifier is assigned along with your user comment. The unique identifier is not being refreshed when a new Web site is created.


To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows NT 4.0 or Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
152734 How to Obtain the Latest Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Internet Information Server version 4.0. This problem was first corrected in Windows NT 4.0 Service Pack 4.0 and Windows NT Server 4.0, Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 4.


Article ID: 193688 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 6.0
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