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My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some directories
that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done few months ago by
mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant users. So, I tried the
procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created, and I
get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context. It
will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or shutdown is
requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers
May 11 '06 #1
7 6757
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some directories
that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done few months ago
by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant users. So, I tried the
procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created, and
I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context.
It will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or shutdown is
requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers

May 11 '06 #2
I don't even see a NetworkService account. For what else this account is
being used? Because everything else seems to run well. And how could I
recover those accounts?
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> a écrit dans le message
de news: OI************* *@TK2MSFTNGP02. phx.gbl...
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some
directories that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done few
months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant users. So,
I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created,
and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context.
It will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or shutdown is
requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers


May 11 '06 #3
Kevin,

That would be the "Network Service" account.
(There's a space between the words... )

The full account name is "NT Authority\Netwo rk Service"

re:
After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the metabase and that this
account was missing in my Active Directory.

There's a quick rundown of the steps needed to create an account to run ASP.NET as, at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158

Also, as just sent to another thread :

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
for a list of ASP.NET 2.0 directories and the permissions the new ASP.NET account will require.

Review this checklist :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
for instructions on how to run ASP.NET with a custom service account.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> wrote in message
news:OI******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl... Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some directories that was containing
Outlook Web Access files, it was done few months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some
distant users. So, I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created, and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context. It will retry
initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or shutdown is requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the metabase and that this
account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers


May 11 '06 #4
Where I'm supposed to see this account in Active Directory?
Domain->Users ?

Thanks

"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@ nowhere.com> a écrit dans le message de
news: OY************* *@TK2MSFTNGP02. phx.gbl...
Kevin,

That would be the "Network Service" account.
(There's a space between the words... )

The full account name is "NT Authority\Netwo rk Service"

re:
After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.


There's a quick rundown of the steps needed to create an account to run
ASP.NET as, at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158

Also, as just sent to another thread :

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
for a list of ASP.NET 2.0 directories and the permissions the new ASP.NET
account will require.

Review this checklist :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
for instructions on how to run ASP.NET with a custom service account.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> wrote in message
news:OI******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some
directories that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done
few months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant users.
So, I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created,
and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its
context. It will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or
shutdown is requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers



May 11 '06 #5
Thanks for the correction, Juan. I hadn't looked at it in awhile. Should've
checked to make sure.

--

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@ nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:OY******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
Kevin,

That would be the "Network Service" account.
(There's a space between the words... )

The full account name is "NT Authority\Netwo rk Service"

re:
After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.


There's a quick rundown of the steps needed to create an account to run
ASP.NET as, at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158

Also, as just sent to another thread :

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
for a list of ASP.NET 2.0 directories and the permissions the new ASP.NET
account will require.

Review this checklist :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
for instructions on how to run ASP.NET with a custom service account.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> wrote in message
news:OI******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some
directories that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done
few months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant users.
So, I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created,
and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its
context. It will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or
shutdown is requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers



May 11 '06 #6
It's a local machine account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:pN******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
Where I'm supposed to see this account in Active Directory?
Domain->Users ?

Thanks

"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@ nowhere.com> a écrit dans le message de
news: OY************* *@TK2MSFTNGP02. phx.gbl...
Kevin,

That would be the "Network Service" account.
(There's a space between the words... )

The full account name is "NT Authority\Netwo rk Service"

re:
After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.


There's a quick rundown of the steps needed to create an account to run
ASP.NET as, at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158

Also, as just sent to another thread :

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
for a list of ASP.NET 2.0 directories and the permissions the new ASP.NET
account will require.

Review this checklist :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
for instructions on how to run ASP.NET with a custom service account.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> wrote in message
news:OI******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some
directories that was containing Outlook Web Access files, it was done
few months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some distant
users. So, I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created,
and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its
context. It will retry initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or
shutdown is requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the
metabase and that this account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers



May 11 '06 #7
It's a local account.

You don't really need to run ASP.NEt as that account.

Creating a new account and following the steps in the 3 links I sent you
will have you up and running in almost no time.

There's security problems associated with running ASP.NET on a domain controller if the default
ASP.NET account ( which has a lot of permissions and -therefore- the capability to do a lot of
damage )
is the Network Service account.

Most SBS installations are setup with the SBS box running as a domain controller.

The solution is to create a "weak account" with far fewer permissions on the domain controller,
and run ASP.NET as that account. The links I sent you :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
show you what you have to do.


Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:pN******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. .. Where I'm supposed to see this account in Active Directory?
Domain->Users ?

Thanks

"Juan T. Llibre" <no***********@ nowhere.com> a écrit dans le message de news:
OY************* *@TK2MSFTNGP02. phx.gbl...
Kevin,

That would be the "Network Service" account.
(There's a space between the words... )

The full account name is "NT Authority\Netwo rk Service"

re:
After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the metabase and that this
account was missing in my Active Directory.


There's a quick rundown of the steps needed to create an account to run ASP.NET as, at :
http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q315158

Also, as just sent to another thread :

See http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/kwzs111e.aspx
for a list of ASP.NET 2.0 directories and the permissions the new ASP.NET account will require.

Review this checklist :
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...aght000009.asp
for instructions on how to run ASP.NET with a custom service account.

Juan T. Llibre, asp.net MVP
aspnetfaq.com : http://www.aspnetfaq.com/
asp.net faq : http://asp.net.do/faq/
foros de asp.net, en español : http://asp.net.do/foros/
=============== =============== =====
"Kevin Spencer" <ke***@DIESPAMM ERSDIEtakempis. com> wrote in message
news:OI******** ******@TK2MSFTN GP02.phx.gbl...
Look for the NetworkService account.

--
HTH,

Kevin Spencer
Microsoft MVP
Professional Numbskull

Hard work is a medication for which
there is no placebo.

"Billy Angers" <ai******@hotma il.com> wrote in message
news:z5******** **********@read 2.cgocable.net. ..
My server is running under Windows SBS 2003. I've deleted some directories that was containing
Outlook Web Access files, it was done few months ago by mistake. Now I want to use OWA for some
distant users. So, I tried the procedure on the MS website:
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=k...3380&x=13&y=19
I've done all of the Method 1, but the files have not been re-created, and I get this Event:
Event ID: 1047 Metabase Update failed to properly initialize its context. It will retry
initialized every 60 seconds until succeeds or shutdown is requested.

After few searches, I found that the ASPNET user is used to update the metabase and that this
account was missing in my Active Directory.
I read somewhere that this command may re-create the account:
%systemroot%\Mi crosoft.NET\Fra mework\v1.1.432 2\aspnet_regiis .exe /i

Or maybe, re-installing dotNet Framework would re-create the account?

Does anybody have already experience and solve this problem?

Thanks.

Billy Angers



May 11 '06 #8

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