Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Trust Me (Part Two)

This is the second installment on my experience trying to setup a resource forest trust.

Last night I re-installed VMware's Server product on an Windows Server 2003 SP2 box that also had Exchange 2007 SP1 installed. I rebooted the box and left. I lost today's popularity contest to "Smiling Bob" after our early-morning users received "Service Unavailable" when they tried to visit our intranet, OWA, and anything that used Exchange Web Services.

What happened? The Application Event Logs show W3SVC-WP Event IDs 2268 and 2214, and System Events IDs 1002, 1039. It looks like VMware Server and Exchange 2007 are both trying to control IIS (VMware wins....)

To restore the server, I uninstalled VMware Server and reset IIS to run in native mode using this AdsUtil command line:

cscript %systemdrive%\inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 0

BTW, if you want to re-enable 32 bit apps (WOW64 Mode), run this command:
cscript %systemdrive%\inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/AppPools/Enable32BitAppOnWin64 1

It was suggested that VMware's WORKSTATION product would be a better choice. I just installed the evaluation version. 'Sure n b'gora' ...web services and the intranet are still available. (Thanks, Chrisopher Q., for the tip!)

Now it's back to trying to build a one-way resource forest-trust.

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