[Instantrails-users] Staring application with Mongrel without shutting down IIS

Curt Hibbs curt.hibbs at gmail.com
Mon Jan 8 23:03:45 EST 2007

On 1/8/07, Leonid Raiz <Leonid at raizlabs.com> wrote:
>  I installed IR 1.4 on Win XP and am learning RoR. Starting IR starts
> Apache which correctly detects that port 80 already being used by IIS.
> Things are working OK if I shut down IIS prior to staring IR. Since I run my
> application with Mongrel (not Apache) and use port 3004 then I assume that I
> should be able to avoid the annoying necessity to shut down IIS. My
> simpleminded attempt to leave IIS running failed. When I try to connect to
> my development site Windows prompts me to login to my development computer
> using Guest account and would not accept any password.  I fail to see how
> this behavior could possibly be connected with IIS left running. If IIS is
> stopped first then no login dialog ever appears and the app is working with
> Mongrel just fine.
> Can someone explain why this is happening and suggest how to avoid it?

Select Configure > Instant Rails from the main menu and uncheck the option
to automatically start Apache. That will avoid your problem with IIS, and
you're not using Apache anyway.

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