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help! IIS giving error message on startup!

Hi.. This a time sensitive issue!! Would appreciate help that anyone can offer!

IIS giving message "not enough resources to start" (event id 7023)There was some latenight problem where IIS was reinstalled.. Things have been ugly eversince. Basically my ? is whether anyone has seen this error and what do do about a partial uninstall/reinstall of IIS. We have tried restoring the registry but this doesn't include the IIS metabase. Do we need to delete this and start over? Any thoughts? Help!
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aioudineCommented:
SYMPTOMS
When you start a computer running Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (Service Pack 4), the network services that remote procedure call (RPC) enables may not start, and the following error message may appear:

Not enough resources are available to complete this operation.
The network services that may not start include, but are not limited to, the following:

Domain Name Service (DNS)
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)
World Wide Web (WWW) Publishing
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) Publishing
Network New Transfer Protocol (NNTP)
Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP)
Also, the System log in Event Viewer may record Events 4156, 453, 1006, 1008, and 7023.



CAUSE
This behavior can occur when there is a hyphen in a port range in Dcomcnfg. The system adds a space before and after the hyphen when it writes the port range to the registry, making (for example) the range 4000-4010 appear as 4000 - 4010. RPC does not recognize this string format and responds to the RpcServerUseProtseq call with RPC_S_OUT_OF_RESOURCES.



RESOLUTION
WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys and Values" Help topic in Registry Editor (Regedit.exe) or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" Help topics in Regedt32.exe. Note that you should back up the registry before you edit it. If you are running Windows NT, you should also update your Emergency Repair Disk (ERD).

To work around this behavior, manually remove the extra spaces in the port range data:



Use Registry Editor (Regedt32) to locate and select the following registry key:


HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Rpc\Internet\Ports
In the right pane, double-click the Ports value.

Delete the spaces immediately before and after the hyphen in the port range.

Quit Registry Editor.

Restart the computer.



PS be carefuly
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bhehirAuthor Commented:
May be on to something, we are getting RPC errors, but there is no information for this key in the registry. Has anyone seen this? Is there another article to go along with this one?

Help!
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Tim HolmanCommented:
Reinstall the service pack !
Don't touch the registry yet - there's no reason why that would have changed.
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aioudineCommented:
reject answer for better input
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bhehirAuthor Commented:
i'll take this answer.. it pointed us in the right direction.
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