WWW Service stopped working after Admin password change
Posted on 2011-09-12
We were getting a lot of failed login events to the SBS 2003 server administrator account. I changed the password, and it appears to have affected HTTP SSL service and the WWW Publising service.
I am receiving Event 7001: "World Wide Web Publishing Service service depends on the HTTP SSL service which failed to start because of the following error: The system cannot find file specified."
Also, Event 7023: "The HTTP SSL service terminated with the following error: The system cannot find the file specified."
The file lsass.exe exists in the system32 folder.
I am unable to manually start the HTTP SSL service (same error).
It seems that the password change prevents the services from starting. The errors started occurring very soon after the password was changed.
Any help would be appreciated.