Unable to get the private bytes memory limit for the W3WP process (reloaded)

Sometimes they come back, as my favorite writer says… This is the case of this error message I already wrote about a couple of years ago; anyway this time the customer before calling CSS for support had already tried the suggestions on my previous post, unfortunately without luck. The customer has tried:

  • aspnet_regiis -ga “Network Service”
  • cscript metaacl.vbs IIS://Localhost/W3SVC/AppPools IIS_WPG RE
  • Assured the account running Application Pool (NETWORK SERVICE) is part of the IIS_WPG group

The difference this time is that the application’s files are hosted on a centralized network share; for this particular scenario, also the account used in the “Connect As…” dialog in IIS Manager must be part of the IIS_WPG group:

Network Directory Security Credentials



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Comments (2)

  1. solution says:

    And what was the solution?

    you say the customer tried your previous solutions without luck and I can't see the new solution here.


  2. Abi says:

    Hello Carlo,

    Where can i get metaACL utility. metaacl.vbs?

    Please reply