I am trying to start Internet Information Services, but I haven't been able to for a few days now.
Initially I did not see Internet Information Services in Administrative Tools in Control Panel. What I did was, I opened Add Program, and I checked the checkbox for Internet Information Services in the left pane Turn Windows features on or off, which made Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager inside Administrative Tools.
Now I am trying to start it, but it won't. When I click on Start button in the right pane under Manage Web Site, I get an error message:
The World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) is stopped. Web sites cannot be started unless the World Wide Web Publishing Service (W3SVC) is running.
When I googled this error message, almost everyone had said the same thing to fix this:
- Hit Windows + R keys together
services.mscand hit Enter
- Under Services details, scroll down to World Wide Web Publishing Service
- Right click it and start it
However, this does not work for me with an error message:
Windows could not start the World Wide Web Publishing Service service on Local Computer.
Error 1068: The dependency service or group failed to start.
When I looked up this error, the only solution I found was:
- Right click and go to Properties of World Wide Web Publishing Service
- Check all dependencies under Dependencies tab
I made sure all the dependencies and those subdependencies are running fine (checked if they are in state of started).
However, I still get the same error, and I am unable to start IIS.
Can someone please tell me what can be other possible causes and solutions to this? Thanks.