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  • Blog Post: You may see your IIS 6.0 applications failing to respond after you install Microsoft update KB 982666

    We are recently seeing lot many support cases coming our way. If you are seeing the following after installing the Microsoft update KB 982666 on a Windows Server 2003 machine: IIS application pools or websites no longer starts. IIS web-sites may not be able to start. Rapid Fail Protection shuts down...
  • Blog Post: WWW Service not listed in the Services console (IIS 6.0)?

    This post is a continuation to the series on IIS service startup issues. I did not feel like writing it since we haven’t seen much cases on this type of behavior and I thought this could be one of those rare issues which always happens with IIS but my customer who bore the brunt of trying to reinstall...
  • Blog Post: FTP changes not taking effect in IIS 7.0?

    I was working on an FTP issue the other day on IIS 7.0 and I missed something very basic which could have resolved my issue way back had I noticed the nuances of this new model. Normally people tend to go ahead with restarting IIS services for some changes done in the configuration to make sure everything...
  • Blog Post: Some tips if your IIS 6.0 World Wide Web Service (WWW) ever goes down...

    Well, every time I try writing some thing different than IIS and for some reason I come back to it :-) Here is a quick troubleshooting tip for a scenario where World Wide Web service on my test IIS 6.0 box went down for no apparent reason. Here is what I started seeing when we tried to start all IIS...
  • Blog Post: Change in IIS MMC setting may cause unwanted restarts of W3SVC

    Recently we have discovered an issue with IIS Manager wherein changing settings in a certain way may cause unexpected restart of World wide Web Publishing Service. And this may happen before you realize until you go back to the Application event log and find entries corresponding to the W3SVC restart...
  • Blog Post: IIS ADMIN service fail to start?

    An issue that causes a lot of headache to Web Admins is when IISADMIN service does not start up for no reason. Here are a quick troubleshooting steps you can do before you look around and yell for help or call into Microsoft Product Support services and shell out some $$. -- Check and Make sure...
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