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davidr

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We just installed yesterday on a Windows server using IIS and opted for the ISAPI for the php. Setup the configuration and submitted the Crawl and it comes back after a few seconds, no errors, but it says 0 pages indexed. It generates the logs in generator/data/ folder. Took most of the defaults on the config screen. Tried having the xml and sitemap.html pages written to the web root, and again putting them in the /generator/data/ folder just in case it was a permissions issue. There's very little help in the install instructions for windows servers. Any ideas...has this come up with people before?

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Re: new install on windows iis server is yielding 0 pages crawled
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2009, 10:14:05 PM »
Hello,

please try our simulator of search engines crawlers: http://www.xml-sitemaps.com/se-bot-simulator.html
It will tell if your site is accessible, taking into account robots.txt, http response codes, robots meta tags, rel=nofollows etc.
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Re: new install on windows iis server is yielding 0 pages crawled
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2009, 11:51:34 PM »
that helped a lot. The simulator told me I had the whole site blocked because of the robots.txt. After we fixed that though, it appears to crawl the site, saying it found 833 pages but the sitemap.xml and sitemap.html etc. are still empty. I'm wondering if it's how we are specifying the path to these in the Configuration panel. Since your product seems to have been designed to work on Unix and we're on Windows maybe some of the slashes I'm using are not the format it's expecting. Please confirm if these are the right way to format urls and file paths so your product will recognize and use them right:
Save sitemap: E:\Web Root\sitemap.xml
sitemap URL: http://[ourdomain]/sitemap.xml
htmol sitemap filename: e:\web root\sitemap.html

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Re: new install on windows iis server is yielding 0 pages crawled
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2009, 01:04:42 AM »
Hello,

it should work with both slash types, please make sure that you have create empty placeholder files named sitemap.xml/sitemap.html and allowed write access to them for scripts either in hosting control panel or via remote desktop access.
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