We are recently seeing lot many support cases coming our way. If you are seeing the following after installing the Microsoft update KB 982666 on a Windows Server 2003 machine:
- IIS application pools or websites no longer starts.
- IIS web-sites may not be able to start.
- Rapid Fail Protection shuts down your application pools.
- An inspection of the event logs show that the IIS worker processes are terminating unexpectedly, showing event messages similar to the following:
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: W3SVC
Event Category: None
Event ID: 1009
Time: 10:55:01 AM
A process serving application pool ‘DefaultAppPool’ terminated unexpectedly. The process id was ‘1234’.
The process exit code was ‘0xffffffff’.
Please go ahead and reapply Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 to resolve this issue.
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