Troubleshooting IIS7 503 "Service unavailable" errors with startup debugging

In a previous post titled Where did my IIS7 server go? Troubleshooting "service unavailable" errors, I covered the basic steps for dealing with cases where the IIS7 web server fails to process the request.  This error mostly occurs whenever HTTP.SYS, the kernel HTTP driver that manages http connections for IIS, fails to create an IIS worker … [Read more…]

Dude, Sweet! New Error Page and FREB XSLs looks

IIS just got a lot cooler (looking): Check out the new styling XSL stylesheet for the FREB xml log files – http://blogs.iis.net/bills/archive/2006/10/19/Making-Failed-Request-Tracing-More-Approachable.aspx. FREB is a new IIS7 diagnostic feature that automatically collects detailed trace events for failed requests, and saves them as XML log files which can be visualized with the provided stylesheet. Just think … [Read more…]

Where did my IIS7 server go? Troubleshooting 503 "service unavailable" errors

In the previous post, I covered the “server not found” error that is a common and frustrating problem that may occur for a number of reasons after a configuration change, or when deploying a new server machine. Another common “what the hell just happened” error is the plain 503 “service available” error that looks like … [Read more…]