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Disabling/Removing IIS Shared Configuration

March 1, 2014 Leave a comment

 

If you are using IIS Shared Configuration and changed the password for the account accessing the file path, you might encounter the following error

The World Wide Web Publishing Service service depends on the Windows Process Activation Service service which failed to start because of the following error:
The user name or password is incorrect.

The Windows Process Activation Service service terminated with the following error:
The user name or password is incorrect.

Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) is stopping because it encountered an error. The data field contains the error number.

 

Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager will also start with a weird error message and then prompts you to login

 

All these points to an inability to access the shared configuration

 

How to resolve?

 

  1. Stop IIS (iisreset /stop)
  2. Goto C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config
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  3. Open redirection.config inside notepad
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  4. Change the <configurationRedirection> part to <configurationRedirection />
  5. Start IIS again (iisreset)
Categories: IIS, Windows Server