There is an automated task on our web server that performs an IISReset /noforce every night.
For the second time today (in over a month) the World Wide Web Publishing Service stopped after the IISReset. The websites obviously didn't run after that.
I had no problems restarting the service this morning and the websites were started without problems right after that.
The World Wide Web Publishing Service is set to "restart the service" upon failure (first, second and subsequent). I can see the IISReset in the event log, but nothing about that service stopping (or failing to restart).
The server is running windows server 2008 / IIS 7.0
There are a few app pools running on the IIS instance (some standard ASP.NET web apps and WSS 3.0 SP2)
What could be causing this?
EDIT: Also, I just noticed that the SMTP service (which runs on IIS 6.0 and not IIS 7.0 like the rest of the app pools) had also stopped after the IISRESET /noforce from last night. Once again, nothing in the log...