AGS 10.1 SP1 won't start in Windows 7

Discussion created by tiirijar on Apr 26, 2013
Latest reply on May 2, 2013 by rlwatson
Perfectly fine installation of ArcGIS for Server 10.1 SP1 suddenly failed to start. Problems started after system boot due some MS updates. OS is Windows 7 x64 (active directory -domain, OS installed about two months ago). AGS is originally installed from "ArcGIS for Server 10.1 SP1" -installation media.  I have tried several tricks to solve this.

I have uninstalled those MS updates one by one. Booting system after those uninstalls. Trying then to start "ArcGIS Server" -service. AGS is also "repair installed" and fully uninstalled and then reinstalled. Also "configure arcgis server account" -tool is runned several times.  All these lead to same  result. Server just wont start.

Machine is even restored to earlier state with Windows Restore point. No luck.

Common for all tryouts when starting server are the events. Events 4,5,4096 (twice) and 4098 are registered in windows event log in that order. There is no explanation of those events in Event log. I also find out that AGS have not wrote anything to logs located at C:\arcgisserver\logs\<machinename>\server after the first failure in startup.

Does anyone have similar issues?