What does restarting aspnet_wp.exe do?

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by George Barker, Oct 20, 2003.

  1. Got the error "Requested registry access is not allowed." On our
    production box today. Started happening in the middle of the day on
    any procedure that tried to create an object via SQLClient . . .

    Since no one had any idea how this could suddenly start happening
    (everyone denied having made any changes to permissions on the box) we
    tried killing the aspnet_wp.exe process. That fixed the problem.

    But now I have explain to the users what went wrong, how we fixed it,
    and why it won't happen again. My answer so far is "I have no idea."

    Any thoughts?

    STACK TRACE: at System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.Open()
    at DAccess.FIMISDT.DAccess.ADONet.GetDataReader(String sql, String
    sCalledFrom, Int32 theCommandTimeOut)
    George Barker, Oct 20, 2003
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  2. George Barker

    Alvin Bruney Guest

    It basically restarts the IIS application worker process, flushes the
    database tables held in memory, relinquishes resources back to the OS etc.
    If for any reason the permission object becomes corrupted, unusable that may
    happen. A number of other scenarios can cause this as well. I 'm sure you
    can think of something technically interesting to tell the client. I' don't
    know is probably a good one too.
    Alvin Bruney, Oct 20, 2003
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