Event ID 1000 — IIS Web Management Service Availability

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The Internet Information Services (IIS) Web Management Service (WMSvc) is necessary for remote and delegated management of Web servers. If this service is not available on a Web server, you will not be able to administer that server remotely.

Event Details

Product: Internet Information Services
ID: 1000
Source: Microsoft-Windows-IIS-IISManager
Version: 7.0
Message: Failed to delete directory '{0}'. This directory was created by a previous instance of the Web Management Service (WMSvc) and is no longer in use.


Delete the temporary WMSvc directory

Sometimes old WMSvc temporary directories cannot be deleted automatically. This could be caused by incorrect directory permissions or a locking issue. The presence of such directories should not cause any problems. If you want, you may delete these directories manually by using Windows Explorer.

To delete an old WMSvc temporary directory, navigate to the directory mentioned in the event log message by using Windows Explorer, and delete the directory manually.


To perform this procedure, you must have membership in Administrators, or you must have been delegated the appropriate authority.

To verify that the Web Management service is running:

  1. Open an elevated Command Prompt window. Click Start, point to All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator.
  2. Type sc query wmsvc, and press ENTER. The Web Management service is running if the state reported for the service is 4 RUNNING.

IIS Web Management Service Availability

Internet Information Services (IIS) 7.0