Cannot start service w3svc on computer '.'. RRS feed

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  • I have a desktop computer set up as a web server, for testing web designs, on windows 10 home. I'm using iis and it's been working fine until I had a major update to windows 10. Now my server doesn't work anymore. Iis doesn't start up and when I try to start it manually I get the message 'Cannot tart service w3svc on computer '.'. I tried starting www publishing but that produces a 1068 error. What other services should be working with www publishing please?

    Regards John

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  • I have exactly the same problem.
    Sunday, April 1, 2018 5:44 PM
  • I found a solution here:


    Sunday, April 1, 2018 7:01 PM
  • Hello,

    The TechNet Sandbox forum is designed for users to try out the new forums functionality.

    As it's off-topic here, I am moving the question to the Where is the forum for... forum.


    Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:25 PM
  • Hello,

    If the suggestion from Zeerob does not solve the issue I'd ask in one of the Windows 10 IT Pro forums.


    Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:28 PM