can't start iis manager error: the handle is invalid

system :IBM eServer 345
OS: windows 2000 sp4
IIS: version 5

 Status: WWW service - not strating.
            smtp service - not starting
            ftp service - not starting.

 When traying to open IIS manager get error "The handle is invalid"

Plese HELP !

Thamks


moshe_orAsked:
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SMartinHamburgCommented:
try control panel > software > add/remove windows components and remove + re-install
then re-install sp4 (I think it will upgrade IIS components)
good luck
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CorporatePenguinCommented:
The reinstall of SP4 may barf on IIS. If that happens, delete or rename the IIS metabase file and then reapply SP4.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=883281 
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moshe_orAuthor Commented:
I solved the problem by my self, just coped the backup of the meta file my_backup.md0 to metabase.bin
in %systemroot%\system32\inetsrv and restated iis admin service.
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OzzModCommented:
Closed, 500 points refunded.
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