Description of Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) 5.0 and 6.0 status codes

Why do I get these error messages on a website?

When you browse the Internet, you may receive error messages if there is a problem with the website that you are visiting. The problem may be temporary. Therefore, you might want to try to use the website later. If the problem continues, you can try to contact the administrators of the website to ask them to fix the problem.

This article is intended to help website administrators understand what these error messages mean and obtain information about how to fix problems. 

Home users: This article is intended for use by support agents and IT professionals. If you're looking for more information about website error messages, please visit the following Windows website:

Get help with website error messages (HTTP errors)

References

For more information about HTTP status code definitions, visit the following World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Web site:

Status Code Definitions For more information about FTP status code definitions, see section 4.2 ("FTP Replies") at the following W3C Web site:

File Transfer Functions  For more information about how to create custom HTTP error messages in IIS6, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

814869 Custom error messages in IIS 6.0 For more information about creating custom HTTP error messages in IIS5, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

302570 How to configure custom error messaging for your Web site in IIS For more information about HTTP status codes in IIS 7.0, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

943891The HTTP status code in IIS 7.0, IIS 7.5, and IIS 8.0 If the articles listed here do not help you resolve the problem or if you experience symptoms that differ from those that are described in this article, search the Microsoft Knowledge Base for more information. To search the Microsoft Knowledge Base, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Microsoft Support Then, type the text of the error message that you receive, or type a description of the problem in the Search Support (KB) field.

Need more help?

Expand your skills
Explore Training
Get new features first
Join Microsoft Insiders

Was this information helpful?

Thank you for your feedback!

Thank you for your feedback! It sounds like it might be helpful to connect you to one of our Office support agents.

×