IIS 6 won't start    Error 6: The Handle is invalid.

Posted on 2006-04-12
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IIS 6 won't start    Error 6: The Handle is invalid.

I have a windows 2003 Server in 1&1.com it's a dedicated server, i have remote desktop connection and my IIS 6.0  it's DOWN

When i try to start the service i get this error "IIS 6 won't start    Error 6: The Handle is invalid."    I used to have 50 websites running and now i didnt see anything.


Question by:kayabusa
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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What have you changed recently?

What other errors are there in the system event logs?


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ID: 16443059
Just one event log error:  WMS has a user login error.  (windows media service)

Recently i install SSL certificates and thats all.
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Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 2000 total points
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In order to help you, it's important that you provide specific information, such as EVENT ID's and SPECIFIC error messages.  It's best to open up the error events and use the COPY button and then paste them to your posting here.

You should look in ALL logs in the Event Viewer (application, system, etc) and see if there are any errors at the time you installed SSL certificates.

The error of "The Handle is invalid" usually comes with other lines that mention something about trying to connect to other computers or devices.

You may have to reinstall IIS to fix this.... which 1&1 probably does.


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