"HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable" after sharepoint 2010 service pack 1 install

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Sharepoint 2010 Foundation Server update to SP1, on a Windows Server 2008 R2 server w. SQL 2008 R2 (virtual machine with database on separate volume/VHD).

Initially I thought the process only consisted of one update (sharepoint foundation 2010 sp1). Then after successfully installing this update I let people start updating and adding material to the SP-server, and was soon faced with reality - people started having strange issues.
After that, my backup is not entirely up-to-date, and I now tried to do the rest of the correct installation.

So I found this thread:
http://sharepoint-tutorial.net/post/2011/06/28/SharePoint-2010-Service-Pack-1-Part-1-Overview.aspx

And I simply continued from where i stopped, since I actually (luckily) had just taken the first step of the correct procedure.

But something must have gone wrong, since I can't connect to Central Administration nore the websites on the sharepoint server. Im faced with the aforementioned message:
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The 503 errors should be served from the http.sys (windows http handler) before it gets to IIS.

Have a look at the logs for evidence of this.
See here:
%SYSTEMROOT%\system32\logfiles\HTTPErr

Also check in the IIS logs for this too.

Is your app pool started?

You might want to have a look at this link too

http://blog.sharepointsite.co.uk/2010/11/changing-service-account-passwords.html

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The last message in %SYSTEMROOT%\system32\logfiles\HTTPErr is 2½ hours old and says:Timer_ConnectionIdle

The IIS log only has one error that was there before the process, so I'll safely ignore that one.

Before getting your reply, I stumpled upon a link that pointet to App Pool(s) not being started and how to start them. I found 5 app pools stopped, that I started. Now everything seems to be working fine - also after a restart.
Patch-status (http://<server>:48464/_admin/PatchStatus.aspx) shows v. 14.0.6029.1000 all the way down so it seems to be successfully after all.

There does seem to be some issue with the SP1 it self though:
When having two identical pages open in two separate tabs/windows that have grouped data (plus-sign). When you press the plus on each tab/window the data is not shown, as before SP1. You have to open a second browser (firefox + IE) to do this now. It be intentially/by design.

I will return after discussing this further, and verifying that things are indeed ok..

Thanks so far..
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin
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Are all you Sharepoint and web service started and running?

Can you see your sites when viewed via IIS (Central Admin and Default Sharepoint Web)?

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Are all you Sharepoint and web service started and running?
In services.msc they are. Should I look elsewhere?

Can you see your sites when viewed via IIS (Central Admin and Default Sharepoint Web)?
I don't know how I do that. Could you say a few words about how this is done?

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I am waiting for the post-SP1 updates that is more than 2 gb all in all, and I'm taking them down at 10-20 kb/sec from MS servers :(

Will return after the weekend...
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin

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Admin Tools -> Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

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I know how to open inetmgr. What do you meen when you say 'see your sites'?
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin

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you should see Default Web Site (Stopped)

Central Admin Web Application (port)

SharePoint Web Application (port)

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I see this:
 IIS
Seelan NaidooMicrosoft Systems Admin

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make sure that:

the default has been stopped,
Sharepoint - 80 is bound to port 80
SharePoint Central Administration V4 is bound to port 48464

Are you using SSL (443)?

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I have made sure, that:

the default has been stopped - check
Sharepoint - 80 is bound to port 80 - check
SharePoint Central Administration V4 is bound to port 48464 - check

Are you using SSL (443)? - no

The problem that I started this thread with is solved. I therefore feel I must end this thread.

The other problem I mentioned is a problem with the SP-update that I am now discussing with Microsoft Support.

Thanks to all who tried to be at help. I will try to share some points...

I think I'll stop this thread, because i presume that the

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