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WF service starts, then stops immediately in Services console

Posted By:      Posted Date: May 22, 2011    Points: 0   Category :JQuery

I have 2 servers running Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64bit Edition SP2.  Both have .NET framework 4.0, WSE 3.0 and Enterprise Library 4.0 installed on them.

I installed my WF services on the first of these servers and they have been running fine for the past 2 months.

Today, I installed the exact same services (same .MSI files) on the second server.  When I go to the Services console and start either of these services, I get the message:

The WhateverService service on Local Computer started and then stopped.  Some services stop automatically if they have no work to do, for example, the Performance Logs and Alerts service

I had seen this message appear on the first server and the application event log would log an application error.  The service would start and stop due to an error in the service config file - easy fix.  However, on the second server, no error gets logged in the application event log.  I have no clue why the service starts and then stops. The service config file has no settings configured incorrectly for it to stop.  The application event log does log an informational message, which is not really pointing to an issue: Message Logging has been turned on. Sensitive information may be logged in the clear, even if it was encrypted on the wire: fo

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