WWW Publishing service will not start, HTTP and HTTPS dependencies failing
Posted on 2008-11-17
Hi, World Wide Web Publishing service will not start on my sharepoint server due to failing dependencies.
When the WWW Publishing service fails to start I get the following error message in the event log:
"The World Wide Web Publishing Service service depends on the HTTP SSL service which failed to start because of the following error:
The dependency service or group failed to start. "
So, if i try to manually start the HTTP SSL service, I get the following error in the event log.
"The HTTP SSL service depends on the HTTP service which failed to start because of the following error:
The system cannot find the file specified. "
I can't try and start the HTTP service explicitly, because I don't see it in the list of services. Can someone give me some ideas how to proceed from here? Thanks.