I’m not able to access my drupal admin site

asked May 8, 2012 in Website Builder by Donald (2,780 points)
Hi.. I just moved my drupal site to a new IIS server. I turned off clean URLs, disabled all non-core modules, put the site in maintenance mode and moved the files and database to my new server. I can view all page normally. I can add new content. The problem is that, whenever I try to access the admin page, I get a 500 error on the server. I am not getting anything in the server logs to indicate what the problem might be. Does anyone here have any idea what might be causing this?

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answered May 8, 2012 by lightSpeed (2,420 points)
it could be something to do with clean urls,if it is the clean URLs will fix the issue
You don't need to disable clean urls, this is how you enable them in IIS: http://learn.iis.net/page.aspx/505/install-drupal-on-iis/
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answered May 8, 2012 by ZakWeb (3,880 points)
hi Donald,There could be many reasons why you cannot access the administrative pages, including the fact the database tables have not been correctly moved.
Check the content of the table users, and verify the user account for the "super user" has the value 1. If the user ID is not 1 anymore, then the account becomes a normal user account, and it needs to be granted full permissions.
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answered May 8, 2012 by TopNet (10,360 points)
also double check that the router menu system rebuilt correctly.
Try getting to the Modules page, Menu page, or run cron.