IIS 6.0 stops working, logging, listening

Posted on 2011-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
This one is odd.  Every couple of weeks, IIS just simply stops working.  The services are all running and there are no errors logged.  It just simply does not serve bytes.

Server 2003 SBS

IIS logging stops.
telnet server 80
 - as soon as I type 1 character, it drops me back to command prompt.
netstat -ano shows that IIS is listening on port 80 and 443
If I stop IIS admin, then netstat shows nothing else on port 80, and telnet fails with "could not connect".
Restarting services does not fix it.
Only a reboot of the server fixes it.

Question by:snowdog_2112
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    Expert Comment

    What service pack are you running?

    Author Comment

    SP2 - all crit/secutiry updates applied.  It only freaks out every month or two.  The frustating part is it takes a complete reboot to get it running.
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    Accepted Solution

    What kind of site is it hosting? Sbs so I'm guessing sharepoint?
    If you remember the last time this happened you can check the uls logs in
    Program files/common files/microsoft shared/web server extensions/12/logs

    Author Closing Comment

    Haven't had a moment to look into this one - too many other fires burning.  Hope to look into those logs and follow up.  Thanks.

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