WAC : Unable to connect to Web Service({http://xml.apache.org/axis/}HTTP)

Document ID : KB000020762
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Web Admin Console could not be opened and following error is returned :

Unable to connect to Web Service({http://xml.apache.org/axis/}HTTP)

Following error could also be returned :

HTTP 401.1 You are not authorized to view this page


Warning:Unable to connect to Web Service({http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/}Server.userException)

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The following URL also returns an error :



The XML page cannot be displayed

Access is denied. Error processing resource 'http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd'.


Internal Error - HTTP 500

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This issue is caused by having the lack of Read Execute Permissions on folders in the CA directory structure. 



Some checking should be made :

1.   Check that Local Users group has NTFS Read/Execute rights on following directories:

         ....\CA\DSM\Web Console

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2.   In Computer Management, check that user IUSR_<computername> is not disabled or locked

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3.  Check in Local Security Settings - User Rights Assignment that user IUSR_<computername>

     or group Guests appears DOES NOT appear in                   Deny access to this computer from the network.

     If it appears, remove user IUSR_<computername> or/and group Guests

4.  If group guests must be present in "Deny access to this computer from the network.",

     then remove the user IUSR_<computername> from group Guests in Computer Management

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