Solved

Server Application Unavailable error

Posted on 2006-11-11
3
532 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
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?
0
Comment
Question by:ipendlebury
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 74

Expert Comment

by:Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy
ID: 17922013
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.

Jeff
TechSoEasy
0
 
LVL 74

Accepted Solution

by:
Jeffrey Kane - TechSoEasy earned 250 total points
ID: 17922027
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
TechSoEasy
0
 

Author Comment

by:ipendlebury
ID: 17922116
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
0

Featured Post

Superior storage. Superior surveillance.

WD Purple drives are built for 24/7, always-on, high-definition security systems. With support for up to 8 hard drives and 32 cameras, WD Purple drives are optimized for surveillance.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

The articles for turning off the Client firewall policy on the internet are for SBS 2008 and don't really help for SBS 2011. They actually moved the Client firewall policy. In 2011, the client firewall policy has moved to the SBS computers conta…
I’m often asked about newer and larger USB drives connected to SBS2008 and 2011 failing Windows Server Backup vs the older USB drives not failing. As disk space continues to grow and drive technology change SBS2008 and some SBS2011 end up with the f…
This Micro Tutorial hows how you can integrate  Mac OSX to a Windows Active Directory Domain. Apple has made it easy to allow users to bind their macs to a windows domain with relative ease. The following video show how to bind OSX Mavericks to …
This Micro Tutorial demonstrates using Microsoft Excel pivot tables, how to reverse engineer competitors' marketing strategies through backlinks.

863 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

26 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now