IIS: Error Writing Encrypted Data to the Web Services Configuration Database
"Error Writing Encrypted Data to the Web Services Configuration Database" The option gives you the ability to "write unencrypted data." However if you proceed; IIS installation stalls and does not proceed.
World Wide Publishing Service fails to start with
"The specified handle is invalid"
Resolution: Rename the MachinesKeys folder in the following directory to MachineKeysold.
%Windir%\Profiles\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Crypto\RSA\MachineKeys
Once this has been renamed; in the IIS installation where you were prompted to choose "write uncrypted data" close out this dialog box by clicking the X (windows close button on top right corner"
IIS will complete the instllation and you will see a new MachineKeys directory. If you already closed out of the prompt box above; just uninstall and re-install IIS.
James Chong (MVP)
MCITP | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+
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