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How to Replace a Missing IIS In-Process Application in Transaction Server

Article ID: 246309

Article Last Modified on 6/23/2005


  • Microsoft Internet Information Server 4.0

This article was previously published under Q246309

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In the Transaction Server Packages Installed, the IIS in-process applications package is missing.

Also, when you try to set a site or virtual directory as an application, you may receive the following error message:

An error occurred getting or setting a configuration parameter 0x80010401


There are multiple causes for this error, including the following:

  • Errors returned from using IISSYNC to replicate a metabase.
  • Errors during install in regards to Transaction Server setup.
  • The package may be deleted from the registry.


At the REGEDIT4 line, copy the following into a *.reg file and run it against your registry:


"RunAs"="Interactive User"


[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Transaction Server\Packages\{3D14228C-FBE1-11d0-995D-00C04FD919C1}]
"Name"="IIS In-Process Applications"
"Description"=" "
"CreatedBy"="Microsoft Internet Information Server(tm)"
"UserId"="Interactive User"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Transaction Server\Packages\{3D14228C-FBE1-11d0-995D-00C04FD919C1}\Components]

"RunAs"="Interactive User"


*[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Transaction Server\Components\{99169CB0-A707-11d0-989D-00C04FD919C1}]
"Description"=" "
"Transaction"="Not Supported"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Transaction Server\Packages\{3D14228C-FBE1-11d0-995D-00C04FD919C1}\Components\{99169CB0-A707-11d0-989D-00C04FD919C1}]

When these registry changes are imported into your registry, they replace the IIS in-process application only. After you import this registry information, the only package that will exist in the Transaction Server IIS in-process application is IISWAM.W3SVC. You can only re-create these through the registry, and generally, that is between various installations of the Windows NT Option Pack, because it is only these components that have static CLSIDs.

After you import this registry information, none of your sites and virtual directories that are set to run in process will be registered properly in Transaction Server. You will need to remove and re-create all of your sites and virtual directories that are running in process as Applications.

To verify that these sites are registered in Transaction Server as applications, and are running under the context of the IIS in-process application, check the sites or virtual directory properties. If they have a Remove button, but do not have the Separate Memory Address Space check box selected, then they are an application that is a component of the IIS in-process application.

For each site that has a Remove button, but is not enabled to run in a separate memory space, re-create that site as an application. To do this, do the following:

  1. For each site or virtual directory, open the Properties, and then click the Home Directory tab.
  2. In the Application section, click Remove, and then click Apply (to completely remove it)
  3. Click Create, and then click OK.

Important: After you import this information into your registry, do not restart or stop the IIS associated services (Web Publishing, IIS Administrative, and so on). The components are still registered in the metabase until the services (or the server) is restarted. If you restart, you run the risk of removing information related to any custom components. This is due to the way that information is stored in the metabase and synced to the Metabase.bin file that holds the information.

For additional information on the metabase, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

240941 An Introduction to the IIS Metabase

Additionally, you must use Dcomcnfg.exe to reset permissions on the default packages and the existing packages.
For additional information regarding Dcomcnfg, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

176799 INFO: Using DCOM Config (DCOMCNFG.EXE) on Windows NT


If this resolution does not work to replace the missing IIS in-process application and repair Transaction Server, then you can restore from a known backup, or remove and reinstall the Windows NT Option Pack to rebuild IIS, Transaction Server, and the metabase.

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