IIS 7 & IIS 8
Application Request Routing (ARR)
Problems in locating ARR
Last post Feb 19, 2013 10:21 AM by ahuva
Aug 11, 2009 06:20 AM|LINK
Thanks for the reply.
1 and 2 both have version 220.127.116.11
How I got here, ARR V1 install & uninstall, ARR v2 beta 2 install, look at logs failure with ARR due to services running, stop services, reinstall.
this on SBS 2008 SP1
Aug 11, 2009 06:27 AM|LINK
Can you give me exact steps you followed? Are you using 32bit or 64bit machine? Also did you install from
web platform installer or from
I tried in my machine but couldn't repro this. Can you share setup logs (arr_setup.log, requestrouter.msi.log, rewrite_2.0_x64_beta.msi.log, webfarm.msi.log) from %temp% folder.
Can you also try to repair "webfarm framework" "Rewriter" and "ARR" from appwiz.cpl(Add/Remove programs) and check if that solves the problem?
Aug 11, 2009 01:43 PM|LINK
These are 64 bit machines. I had the shared config setup already then found out i had to remove it before ARR would install. I then ran the x64 version 2 setup from the iis.net site. It installed and i checked the logs in queston to verify success on each
server. I then re-enabled the shared config on the servers and then set up the server farm. I cannot get access to the setup logs until this evening.
Aug 11, 2009 04:51 PM|LINK
I see - it may be that the problem that you are experiencing is related to shared config.
1) When you took the server out of shared config, did you choose to make the copy of shared config to the local machine (ie. take the snapshot of the latest copy).
2) After uninstalling ARR (previous version) and installing ARRv2 Beta2, did you re-export the local config to the shared location?
Please note that shared config works only when all the servers look identical in every sense of the way. So when you take the server out of the server farm, you will want to do that for all the servers, install ARR on all of them, export the config again,
then re-join all the servers back in.
Alternatively, what you may want to do is to use the local copy of the config where you installed ARR and see if ARR behaves as you expect (ie. before you re-joined the server into shared config.)
application Request Routiing
Aug 13, 2009 08:32 PM|LINK
I tired going all the way back out and uninstalling ARR on both machines and removing the shared config.
1. Installed ARR v2 on both machines.
2. Exported the config from server1 of them to a network share.
3. Setup shared config on server1.
4. Setup shared config on server2.
5. Created the farm from server1.
No icons appear in the server farm window. Is this the right order to do these steps?
Aug 14, 2009 10:50 PM|LINK
It's not clear if the problem that you are experiencing is related to the original post. Either way, I will contact you directly.
Aug 18, 2009 08:52 PM|LINK
I had same problem with Server 2008 and Vista with version 1 and I found out throgh the event log what i needed to stop the The Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) then install the modules and the icons then showed up.
Aug 20, 2009 04:44 PM|LINK
Thanks for working with us directly offline. It is possible that there might be more than one root cause, but at least one problem seems to be that when IIS Manager is opened from MMC, the ARR icons don't appear. However, is you open IIS Manager on its
own (ie. either start IIS Manager on your client and remote into the server or TS to the server and open IIS Manager), then everything seems to work as expected.
We will investigate why it doesn't work correctly from MMC.
Aug 25, 2009 06:51 PM|LINK
It works even using MMC, you just need to stop Windows Process Activation Service
Thanks Guys for your inputs.
Sep 25, 2009 03:40 AM|LINK
To close the loop on this, this problem is fixed in ARRv2 RC release which was just made public today.
Download ARRv2 RC from: