ArcGIS Server 10.1 installation ends with browser Unable to Connect msg.

Discussion created by gisapps on Jul 18, 2012
Latest reply on Jul 19, 2012 by Tomsriv
After a seemingly successful installation on Windows 7 OS the location http://localhost:6080/arcgis/manager is Unable to connect.  The ArcGIS service will not start.  A previous installation of ArcGIS server 10.1 which was uninstalled left behind a bunch of folders and files in Program Files/ArcGIS/Server.  I uninstalled the dysfunctional installation, and deleted the whole Program Files/ArcGIS folder by hand.

Re-installation of ArcGIS Server 10.1 then worked and the ArcGIS Server service started successfully.