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"Windows SharePoint Services Web Application" service is showing 'Error starting'.

Posted By:      Posted Date: October 21, 2010    Points: 0   Category :SharePoint

I just installed MOSS SP2 and ran the config wizard on the server.
I am facing issue with our farm. Found that "Windows SharePoint Services Web Application" is in a problem.

I tried below commands:-
stsadm -o provisionservice -action stop -servicetype spwebservice -servicename ""
stsadm -o provisionservice -action start -servicetype spwebservice -servicename ""
But getting error:- Provision of service failed. Additional information: 1387.

Checked eventvwr and found below error log:-
Event Type: Error
Event Source: Windows SharePoint Services 3
Event Category: Topology
Event ID: 7034
Date:  10/21/2010
Time:  5:16:10 AM
User:  N/A
Computer: <Servername>
An attempt to start/stop instance  of service Windows SharePoint Services Web Application on server <servername> did not succeed. Re-run the action via UI or command line on the specified server.

None of the sites are working and I cannot see anything in the IIS folder nor in the IIS manager. All application folders are missing. But, I can see all the sites & Content databasesin the Central Admin.

Can someone please help?


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