Active Directory Web Services service won’t stay running

Posted on 2011-05-12
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have a client that I migrated from SBS 2003 to SBS 2011 about 2 months ago. The migration seemed to go fine with only a few minor issues.
Recently the new server has been showing a Critcal alert in the Console. The alert states "A Key Windows Services service is not running. The Active Directory Web Services services has stopped.

I look in Services and sure enough it's stopped. I can start it successfully and the Alert goes away but a few seconds later the alert comes back. And the service is stopped. If I look in Event Log I see two events every 2 minutes.
The Active Directory Web Services service entered the running state. Event ID 7036
A few seconds later...
The The Active Directory Web Services service terminated unexpectadly. It has done this # time(s). The following corrective action will be taken in 120000 milliseconds: Restart the service.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.
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    any events before 7036?
    Please post FULL EVENTS using copy button in event display.

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    Hi arnold and gheist:
    Thank your for your suggestions. I think maybe some Microsoft update caused this and last week on the 12th two new updates installed. After rebooting the server from these updates the problem is gone. I haven't had time to look into exactly why this happened. All I know at this time is the problem is resolved.

    Don't really know how to assign points in this situation.
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