I have windows 2003 server which has suddenly stopped working at around 8:03 PM. The windows event logged the message:
An administrator has requested a recycle of all worker processes in application pool 'Pool_XYZ'.
And after that
A process serving application pool 'Pool_XYZ' exceeded time limits during shut down. The process id was '870072'.
Those two messages were repeating every 5 minutes.
I did IISREST and I can see inetinfo.exe running. When I try to access the site, browser returns the same page if the server was not running. There are no w3wp.exe processes (that should be used as app pool hosts). There are no error messages in the vent log. If I telne to port 80, the server disconnects as soon as I press the first characters. There are no requests logged after 8:03 PM in iis log files.
Any ideas on what could be wrong? I have restarted the services multiple times but it does not help.