iisreset errors out despite doing 7 debug measures:
Posted on 2010-09-12
A Windows 2003 Server ran my webservice until a power outage, after which my services errors with what appears to be a simple rights issue. Pointing to my service in a browser returns "Server Error in '/AMMService' Application. It gave this piece of info:
CS0016: Could not write to output file 'c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\Temporary ASP.NET Files\ammservice\eac084ad\2c623a87\hwyw3pqd.dll' -- 'Access is denied. '
Giving that directory rights didn't solve it (didn't expect it to since I'm guessing it's a symptom, not the cause), so I tried IISRESET which returns the following error:
IIS Admin service or a service dependent on IIS Admin is not active. It most likely failed to start, which may mean that it’s disabled.
So far, I tried:
Re-installed IIS6.0 Re-installed ASP.NET (aspnet_iis –i)
Verified that IIS6.0 is installed and that ASP.NET is registered with IIS (by looking at values of some registry keys).
Verified that .NET Framework version 1.1.4322.0 is installed (via registry keys).
Added IUSR_<machineName>, IWAM_<machineName>, IIS_WPG to c:\windows\temp – after creating c:\windows temp
Verified those users had rights to c:\inetpub\wwwroot, c:\wms65 (the service install location and the location of the program data, respectively)
Changed TMP and TEMP env variables to point to c:\windows\temp, because when I point to the ammservice from a browser it complained at one point of not having rights to that directory.
Kicking it (kidding).
What now? Maybe I'm missing something really simple....like reinstalling Windows2003 ;)