Creating new site fails ( ArcGIS Server 10.1 )

Discussion created by demin on Jun 21, 2012
Latest reply on Sep 30, 2012 by drliddell
I am trying to set up ArcGIS 10.1, but I always failed at creating new site, the error shows:

Failed to create the site. The machine does not have a valid license. Please authorize ArcGIS Server by clicking Start > Programs > ArcGIS > Software Authorization

I authorized the ArcGIS server or used Software Authorization,  authorizations never failed, everything was OK, but  I  just could not create the new site,  and I always got the above error.

I completely wiped out ESRI staff including registration, then reinstall it, I still got the error.

I also have another question, could ArcGIS server 10.1 stands alone without ArcGIS desktop installed on the same computer?

I really appreciate any help, idea , clue on this issue.