Event ID 1003 — IIS Web Management Service Availability

Updated: January 20, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

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The Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Management Service (WMSvc) is necessary for remote and delegated management of Web servers. If this service is not available on a Web server, you will not be able to administer that server remotely.

Event Details

Product: Internet Information Services
ID: 1003
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-IISManager
Version: 7.0
Symbolic Name: IISWMSVC_STARTUP_UNABLE_TO_ACL_PATH
Message: Failed to set the appropriate ACL's to path {0}; Web Management Service startup failed.

Resolve

Check the temporary directory path

The Web Management Service (WMSvc) may fail to start if permissions cannot be set on a new WMSvc temporary directory. To resolve this issue, make sure that the path referenced in the event log message description exists. Create the directory if it does not exist, then start the WMSvc.

To start the Web Management Service:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type net start wmsvc.

Verify

To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the Web Management service is running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type sc query wmsvc, and press ENTER. The Web Management service is running if the state reported for the service is 4 RUNNING.

Related Management Information

IIS Web Management Service Availability

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0

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