Err Msg: "The Page Cannot Be Displayed" When Attempting to Open the SBS Console

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When you attempt to open the Small Business Server console on a computer that runs Small Business Server 4.5 or Small Business Server 4.0 with Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 Option Pack installed, you may receive one of the following error messages:
Internet Explorer cannot open the site http://localhost/admin/4.5.
A connection with the server could not be established.
The page cannot be displayed.

The page you are looking for is currently unavailable. The Web site might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your browser settings.
This behavior occurs because the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the default Web site is changed from the installation default. The default is "All Unassigned."
To resolve this issue, configure the default Web site to use all unassigned addresses:
  1. Click Start, point to Programs, click Microsoft Proxy Server, and then double-click Microsoft Management Console.
  2. Expand Internet Information Server.
  3. Expand your server name.
  4. Click Default Web Site, and then right-click Default Web Site to view the properties.
  5. Click the Web Site tab.
  6. In the IP Address box, click All Unassigned.
  7. Close the Properties dialog box, and quit Microsoft Management Console.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
246101 Issues with Microsoft Proxy 2.0 and the Internet Information Server 4.0 Default Web Site

Article ID: 236034 - Last Review: 01/09/2015 22:32:08 - Revision: 4.0

Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0, Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.0a, Microsoft BackOffice Small Business Server 4.5

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