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  • User1350845444 posted
    Hi Guys, I am getting error on my development server. It always full up the event log. How do I solve this problem? Event Type: Error Event Source: ASP.NET 1.0.3705.0 Event Category: None Event ID: 1007 Date: 21/07/2003 Time: 9:34:26 User: N/A Computer: DBMS Description: aspnet_wp.exe could not be launched because the username and/or password supplied in the processModel section of the config file are invalid. I did not know where is the config file located. Can anybody help me? Thank you, Hartono
    Sunday, July 20, 2003 10:18 PM

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  • User553289052 posted
    It's in %WINDIR%\Microsoft.Net\Framework\v1.0.3705\ As too the error....I *believe* that if you reinstall asp.net (from the directory above, run aspnet_regiis -i) it'll reinstall the ASPNET user, which may fix the issue, unless the machine is a Windows 2000 domain controller, in which case, this article may be what you need. Regards, Xander
    Sunday, July 20, 2003 10:30 PM
  • User1350845444 posted
    thanks for the reply. Regards, Hartono
    Sunday, July 20, 2003 11:21 PM
  • User362483657 posted
    Hi, we've just tried installing 1.1 on a domain controller and are getting this problem despite it stating in the article that this bug has been fixed for 1.1. Does anyone know of any additional info regarding this? Thanks.
    Thursday, July 31, 2003 4:15 AM
  • User1297008538 posted
    Hi, In regards to the issue w/ .Net on a DC, take a look at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb%3Ben-us%3B315158
    Sunday, August 3, 2003 6:00 PM
  • User1786434881 posted


    Hi, anybody know what the procedure for this error is if it comes up in Windows 2003 server?, cheers
    Saturday, August 2, 2008 3:10 PM
  • User1322579810 posted


    I searched a lot on the internet when I faced the same issue but could not get any clean solution which did not require changing the machine.config file etc.

    However, luckily, I looked into the properties of ASPNET account and found it to be locked (it was working well before we did a restart of the server). IIS server was 5.1 running on XP with SP 2.

    Here is the solution -

    1. Right click "My Computer" and select "Manage".

    2. Expand the "Local Users and Groups" inside "System Tools" node.

    3. Within "Users" folder, right click "ASPNET" and select "Properties".

    4. In the "General" tab, uncheck "Account is locked out" and "Account is disabled".

    5. Restart the IIS. Worker Process should be launched now without any issue.

    In my case, the issue was because of the account getting locked. Please look for the account under which your application is running as it might be different for different applications as well as IIS version.

    Hope it helps others in identifying the cause of this issue.  


    Monday, October 27, 2008 1:02 AM
  • User181360269 posted

    I am not sure of why "Account is locked out" got checked without me doing anything.

    However unchecking this option and restarting IIS resolved my Issue.

    Thanks for sharing this information.

    Friday, May 22, 2009 2:40 PM
  • User1134030537 posted

    Thanks a  lot for sharing this information.  It helped me solve my problem.  But, I am still puzzled why ASPNET account got locked out.

    Thursday, November 19, 2009 10:16 AM
  • User443124764 posted

    If you did not do anything and the "Account is locked out" got checked, it probably will got unchecked without you having to do anything

    Friday, February 19, 2010 6:56 PM