Great IIS Site

By on March 11, 2005

This place saved our necks yesterday (at work, not Gadgetopia). If you ever find yourself working with an IIS box and run into this little monkey:

The server failed to load application ‘/blah’. The error was ‘The server process could not be started because the configured identity is incorrect. Check the user name and password’.

The “Synciwam.vbs” script will actually work as advertised. We installed some software that hosed all the user accounts on our IIS box yesterday, and were left scratching our heads as to what the bloody hell happened.

Apparently, this script can cause problems of its own — so be careful out there.

My apologies if this is a well-known thing, but I hadn’t seen it prior to yesterday.

(Credit goes to Ryan for finding this one.)



  1. the software we are using requires it. yes, it is stupid. but, that’s what you get when you are dealing with……………oh wait, i shouldn’t say :)

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