Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Self-note: error concerning NetFx40_IIS_schema_update.xml

So a while ago, while trying to restart IIS, I got an annoying error that said C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\schema\NetFx40_IIS_schema_update.xml wasn't a well-formed xml file. Fine. I checked it, and it was indeed malformed--it contained only nulls.

Fix this by deleting the goshdarn file.


  1. NetFx40_IIS_schema_update.xml showed up as 0KB file size. It prevented me to start WWW Service and Application Host Helper Service. So deleted the file and then open IIS add it opened successfully. Now I was able to start both of my services. Which in return was able to get my Exchange Server back online.