IIS 6: “Path specified cannot be used at this time”

by Shijaz Abdulla on 31.07.2007 at 13:50

“Path specified cannot be used at this time”

One of my web servers running IIS 6.0 said this to me when I tried to open the Internet Information Services MMC console. It just wouldn’t let me connect to the server via the MMC console. The web sites hosted on the server were available merrily though.

All i had to do to bring the IIS console back to its working state was to restart the IIS Admin service and re-open the IIS MMC console. I guess IIS just needed a little kick to get back to work again.

Update: On 19 Dec, 2007, Microsoft released a hotfix that addresses this issue.

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4 Responses to IIS 6: “Path specified cannot be used at this time”

  1. Shijaz says:

    Thanks for sharing, anonymous.

    Looks like a very recent KB article. It’s great to know that there is a hotfix to prevent this from happening.

  2. Anonymous says:

    The KB article is the correct one. I applied the hotfix and all seems to work fine now. Thanks for this great post.

  3. Aamir says:

    Hi Shijaz,
    Thanks for the post,it resolved my issue.

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