Aftermath of the release of KB 973917 for IIS

Following the release of KB 973917, many computers running Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 and having IIS 6 installed and running found themselves in an odd situation: after reboot, IIS would stop working. Application pools would crash and be disabled because of the rapid fail protection mechanism of IIS, and end users of the applications that…

IIS 6 may stop responding after you install Microsoft update KB 973917

Aftermath update: The install regime of KB 973917 has been changed. More details here In the last few days we have started seeing a new symptom appearing more and more often on IIS 6 servers. Here are the symptoms: You are running Windows 2003 Server and you have IIS 6 installed and hosting your web-sites….