I have a problem where IIS6 becomes unresponsive (page cannot be displayed) for some unknown reason. The app that everyone uses from this sits inside the default web site using a different app pool. So trying to access http://[servername]/ or http://[servername]/app/ results in the same thing I have tried the following:
- Restarting IIS (iisreset)
- Restarting the app pools
Restarting the server appears to be the only cure.
I can only assume there is an issue with the service which the www process runs with (svchost - correct me if I am wrong) but I have no idea what it could be.
A little bit to help understand the situation
- Virtual server sitting on VMWare
- Windows server 2003 R2
- Almost fully patched!
This doesn't happen on a frequent basis (every day) but does look like it happens at least once a week. Do let me know if you want to know a bit about the app sitting on IIS and I can provide more information.