Reinstalled IIS on a site server and couldn’t get my services to start.  Thanks to a co-worker for helping me get this resolved quickly, I’d still be trying to figure this out without his help!

My event log looked like this, showing Event ID’s 5005, 5188 over and over:

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And I had a ton of these errors:

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The description for Event ID 5005 from source Microsoft-Windows-WAS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

The description for Event ID 5188 from source Microsoft-Windows-WAS cannot be found. Either the component that raises this event is not installed on your local computer or the installation is corrupted. You can install or repair the component on the local computer.

If the event originated on another computer, the display information had to be saved with the event.

The following information was included with the event:

Resolving the Errors

Turned out that my “apppools” folder was missing from the Inetpub\Temp folder.  After I created that folder, I was able to start all the services successfully.

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