HTTP 503 Error - After installing Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (v1709)

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We have noticed that some Windows 10 users are experiencing a HTTP 503 error in their web applications after installing the latest Windows 10 'Fall Creators Update'.
We believe this to be a Microsoft issue. Further information and the official solution can be found in the Microsoft support article.

Unfortunately, we have noticed this solution does not work on all machines due to a bug in Microsoft Powershell.

To assist our users we've written an simple installer that will perform the fix without Powershell, which can be downloaded below:

This installer is suitable for users experiencing the HTTP 503 error, who have installed their web applications under the default directories.

The installer will do the following:

  1. Stop the Windows Process Activation Service (net stop WAS /y in an administrator command prompt).

  2. Delete the temporary Application Pool files (the contents of C:\inetpub\temp\appPools if IIS has been installed in the default location on the C: drive).

  3. Start the World Wide Web Publishing Service (net start W3SVC in an administrator command prompt).

This resolves the HTTP 503 error and allows users to immediately access their web applications.
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