SharePoint HTTP 500 Internal Server Error


This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying.


 


This error can occur on all web sites, even on central admin. The root page default.aspx does not display at all, instead this error is shown. The virtual folders below the top site, like /_adm works fine.


 


If you experience this, make sure you don’t have changed any of the OOB files like /_layout/1033/init.js. Intentionally or not these files should not be customized.


 


Please note that there can be other reasons for this error message displaying.


Comments (3)

  1. jchacich says:

    I need some further help with this error code HTTP 500.  I seem to be getting this error everytime I try to access USDA’s sharept site.  I’m still lost in regards to your explanation.  Any help is greatly appreciated.  Also, ITS seems to think it’s fine.

  2. stiank says:

    I’ll try to elaborate a bit; If you customize an out of the box (OOB) file like "init.js", then you propably include it in a .wsp file for deployment.

    If you have done the changes correctly it probably work until you have to do a retract of the solution. Retracting the solution will mean a deletion of the OOB and resulting in failure state of your farm…

  3. muhannad says:

    This error (HTTP 500 Internal Server Error) means that the website you are visiting had a server problem which prevented the webpage from displaying.