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  1. SherlinC
    March 26, 2009 at 6:54 am

    Hi,
    I have a quick question what can be done in a situation when the Main site id down and throws the erro message “HTTP: 500 Internal error”. “The webpage cannot be displayed.” I have already tried creating a new content database and even tried attaching & reattaching the database.
    An early reply is expected.
    FYI…I have MOSS with SP1 on one server and SQL on other server.
    Please reply this is a critical issue.

    Thanks in advance,
    SherlinC

  2. March 27, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Hi SherlinC,

    Main site id down? Is it the root site collection that is down? Or, you mean Central Admin is down? Or, the main account used for services and applications is down?

    It seems a problem with your account used for services and applications. Did you recently changed a password?

    Try as I wrote in the post to change Application Pool accounts. Change the passwords there if you recently change a password. Also change passwords for all sharepoint related services in Services.

    Double check if all IIS related services are up and running. see post above.

    Try using a completely new account like “administrator” etc. Ensure it has all permissions for content access.

    If nothing works, run Config Wiz to get back your Central Admin. But it seems it is already up as you are trying to attach/reattach database.

    I think it should not be a database issue, it is something wrong with Application Pools and Services.

    Rehman

  3. Bilal
    March 23, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Suppose I have a windows service that is running with some user login and password. Now suppose the user’s password expires. Will the service keep running? or will it stop the moment the password expires… please let me know

  4. April 12, 2010 at 1:57 am

    it will continue to run as long as there is no reset/restart of the service. For example, you password expired and you restarted your machine, all services with old password will fail. In a web environment, all services will fail as soon as you do an IISRESET.

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