IIS fails with error "The IIS Admin Service service terminated unexpectedly"

From: Alexander Oleshev (aoleshev_at_hotmail.com)
Date: 04/30/03

Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 13:02:08 +0100

Hello guys,

We have Windows 2000 server with standard IIS 5 with all fixes applied.
Sometimes (and it started to happen 2-3 weeks ago) IIS fails with error "IIS
Admin service terminated unexpectedly", www and smtp services fail as well.
If we try to restart them then a number of error messages appear in log like
"The service could not bind instance xx. The data is the error code.".

Service cannot be restarted. But once server is rebooted - it works fine for

Any ideas ?


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