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Server Application Unavailable error

Posted on 2006-11-11
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SBS 2003: I don't know why this started happening today. I added a new virtual directory to my website then all of a sudden all my websites that use ASP 2.0 stopped working with the above error.

Searching on the internet I found some information suggesting that it was a permissions problem on the user account which the application pool within IIS uses. I changed user account to the Local System account and now everything is working. I'm concerned though because when I selected this user account, I was given a very stern warning about the security implications of doing so.

So what's the best way to sort this out?
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by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
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Can you please review your Application Event logs and find the corresponding error message which is most likely an event ID 1088.  Please post that entire error message here.

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Actually... in rereading your post... you were using a USER account for your application pool identity?  If you do this, you must make that user a member of the IIS_WPG group.  See http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/WindowsServer2003/Library/IIS/12a3d96c-65ea-4210-96ad-86a801f6a88c.mspx?mfr=true for more information.

I find that it's best to NOT use individual accounts for IIS Application Pool Identity, but instead, use the Local Service or Network Service as is appropriate for the application.

Jeff
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by:ipendlebury
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Hello Jeff,

Yes i'm getting 1088's logged in the Application Log:

Failed to execute request because the App-Domain could not be created. Error: 0x80070005 Access is denied.  

But I hadn't made any changes to the application pool. I just created it and it worked previously. As a default it is assigned with the Network Service account. This was working until I created a new virtual directory 3 hours ago. Now it will only work if I use the Local System Account.

Ah! Just sussed it. The IIS_WPG mentioned in your link group didn't have any permissions on the folder pointed to by the new virtual directory. I'm suprised that all my virtual directories stopped working though.

Anyway it's working now. Thanks for your help once again.

Ian
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