IIS 7 and Above
Unable to set IIS metabase and compatibility layer
Last post Oct 04, 2010 04:03 AM by PMauger
Mar 25, 2008 08:33 PM|bluemanifold|LINK
Hi - I am trying to install the IIS metabase and compatibility layer via Windows Features and I get an error every time i try. I have followed a number of suggestions to no avail.
Here is an extract from iis7.log:
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] [ ***** IIS 7.0 Component Based Setup ***** ]
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] "C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\iissetup.exe" /install Metabase
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] Successfully updated IIS_IUSRS rights.
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] Successfully populated IIS_IUSRS.
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] Successfully set IISADMIN install state.
[03/25/2008 23:18:22] Successfully removed old metabase files.
[03/25/2008 23:18:26] Successfully started IISADMIN.
[03/25/2008 23:18:26] < !!FAIL!! > MB::SetData result=0x8009000f
[03/25/2008 23:18:26] < !!FAIL!! > METABASE_UTIL::InstallIisAdminMetabaseEntries result=0x8009000f
[03/25/2008 23:18:32] Successfully stopped IISADMIN.
[03/25/2008 23:18:33] Successfully installed legacy snapin metabase entries.
[03/25/2008 23:18:33] Successfully started IISADMIN.
[03/25/2008 23:18:33] < !!FAIL!! > Install of component Metabase result=0x8009000f
[03/25/2008 23:18:33] < !!FAIL!! > COMPONENT::ExecuteCommand result=0x8009000f
[03/25/2008 23:18:33] [ End of IIS 7.0 Component Based Setup ]
ASP.net appears to be configured (under Application Development Features) and Windows Process Activation Service appears to be working. Does anyone have any suggestions? BTW, this is a brand new laptop running Vista Business.
Thanks in advance.
Mar 26, 2008 09:51 PM|steve schofield|LINK
1) Are you running in as Administrator with UAC off.
2) Have you tried uninstalling / reinstalling everything?
Windows Server MVP - IIS
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Mar 26, 2008 10:07 PM|qbernard|LINK
machinekeys related - see
PRB: Error Message "0x8009000F = Object Already Exists"
Mar 27, 2008 07:12 AM|bluemanifold|LINK
1. I have tried with UAC turned off and that doesn't work. I'll try going in as Administrator - my only question is: how is this different to logging in as a normal user with admin privileges and UAC turned off?
2. I have turned IIS7 and WAS off in the Windows Features dialog and then on again but that does not solve the problem.
Mar 27, 2008 07:18 AM|bluemanifold|LINK
I cannot find a MachineKeys directory anywhere on my Vista Business system. (This is with hidden files/directories turned on in explorer). Do these live somewhere else in Vista?
Mar 29, 2008 01:06 AM|qbernard|LINK
Lazy to open my Vista box :)
try - http://forums.iis.net/p/1084275/1671527.aspx#1671527
Mar 29, 2008 04:05 AM|bluemanifold|LINK
I eventually discovered where this is. Tried the suggestions but still no luck. At one point, Windows Features just froze Vista - I had to physically remove all power to the laptop before I could reboot! However, this was after midnight so I may have
fouled up somewhere. I'm at the point of giving up but may try one more time.
Mar 29, 2008 07:08 AM|bluemanifold|LINK
Hurrah! After goodness know how many fruitless hours, I have managed to enable IIS6 compatibility. For anyone else who happens to become trapped in this mess, here is the solution:
I performed the last steps in stages so that I could be sure that everything worked.
This whole process sucks - I cannot believe that something as simple as setting up compatibility should require such contortions.
Apr 09, 2009 12:19 AM|rontwd|LINK
Oct 04, 2010 04:03 AM|PMauger|LINK