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Server Application Unavailable!!

This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following message: -

Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this
web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause
of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy
Nov 17 '05 #1
5 1546
Hi Andy,

I was also facing same problem with my .NET Web Apps. I changed userName
attribute to SYSTEM in the <processModel> section of the Machine.config file
on my machine.

It worked for me. Hope works for u also....

Cheers
Yusuf D M
"Andy" <an**@thecodeclinic.net> wrote in message
news:0c****************************@phx.gbl...
This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following message: -

Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this
web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause
of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy

Nov 17 '05 #2
Hi

Yes I'll try that although I'm doing a System Restore at
the moment out of desperation!

-----Original Message-----
Hi Andy,

I was also facing same problem with my .NET Web Apps. I changed userNameattribute to SYSTEM in the <processModel> section of the Machine.config fileon my machine.

It worked for me. Hope works for u also....

Cheers
Yusuf D M
"Andy" <an**@thecodeclinic.net> wrote in message
news:0c****************************@phx.gbl...
This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following message: -
Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy

.

Nov 17 '05 #3
LW
SOLUTION (for now):

PROBLEM: The ASP.NET process runs under the "ASPNET"
local user account. After installing the updates, it is
required that the ASP.NET process have read access to the
folder:
\Documents And Settings\LocalService\Local
Settings\Temporary Internet Files

I don't know why it needs those rights, or if it will in
the future, but for now, here's the fix.

SOLUTION:
1. Yes, you can have the ASP.NET process run as SYSTEM,
but this is a SERIOUS security issue.
2. Better, and simpler, is to give the ASPNET account the
permissions it requires. Below I will outline how to
implement this.

FIX:
1. Open Windows Explorer, navigate to
\Documents and Settings
2. If the "LocalService" directory is NOT visible, you
need to choose "Folder Options" from the "Tools" menu.
Then you need to ensure that under the "View" tab,
protected OS files are NOT hidden!
3. Continue on to
\Documents and Settings\LocalService
4. Right-click on the "Local Settings" folder, then
select "Sharing and Security".
5. In the "Security" tab, "Add" the "ASPNET" user, and
make sure it has "Read" and "List Folder Contents"
permissions.
6. "Apply", "OK", .... etc until all windows closed.
7. That's it.
-----Original Message-----
Hi

Yes I'll try that although I'm doing a System Restore at
the moment out of desperation!

-----Original Message-----
Hi Andy,

I was also facing same problem with my .NET Web Apps. Ichanged userName
attribute to SYSTEM in the <processModel> section of theMachine.config file
on my machine.

It worked for me. Hope works for u also....

Cheers
Yusuf D M
"Andy" <an**@thecodeclinic.net> wrote in message
news:0c****************************@phx.gbl...
This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following

message: -
Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access onthis web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing thecause of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy

.

.

Nov 17 '05 #4
The following thread may help
http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...%26scoring%3Dd


"Andy" <an**@thecodeclinic.net> wrote in message news:<0c****************************@phx.gbl>...
This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following message: -

Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this
web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause
of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy

Nov 17 '05 #5
Hi Andy,

The Server Application Unavailable issue you are seeing right now is related
to an issue with the latest IE security patch on Windows XP Pro and IIS 5.1
when using ASP.NET v1.0.

This page below has a description of the problem, as well as a workaround
you can
apply immediately:

http://www.asp.net/faq/ms03-32-Issue.aspx

Thanks,

Scott

"Andy" <an**@thecodeclinic.net> wrote in message
news:0c****************************@phx.gbl...
This morning I was quite happily working away when a
Windows Update prompted me for install. I found a
convenient brake point and duly installed it and
rebooted, oh dear what a mistake LOL!

Any asp.net page now fails with the following message: -

Server Application Unavailable
The web application you are attempting to access on this
web server is currently unavailable. Please hit
the "Refresh" button in your web browser to retry your
request.

Administrator Note: An error message detailing the cause
of this specific request failure can be found in the
system event log of the web server. Please review this
log entry to discover what caused this error to occur.

Now I have looked at the millions of posts to do with
this and firstly I get nothing in the event log, so I
have no idea whats caused it??

The 2 Windows updates were: -

An IE6 security patch
A Data Access Components security patch

Am I the only person this has affected??
Anyone any ideas as to a solution??

Thanks in advance

Andy

Nov 17 '05 #6

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