The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A)

The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A) – You may meet this error when IIS Admin Service was thrown away after restoring a Windows Server or just after DSKCHK (disk check).

I decided to write this tutorial when it happens to lose my IIS Admin server. What happened was that one Windows server was attacked by a virus and I had to restore it from a recent backup. In the backup procedure there is DSKCHK part and then the image is saved.

I saw the DSKCHK processes running, and something got wrong on the NTFS volume During the ‘repair’ process (as you probably know) a number of files may become corrupt, and the Metabase.xml – the core of the IIS Admin service ‘“ was damaged.

Now, since the backup itself is damaged, the only way of resolving the IIS Admin Service service terminated error is to use the files that Windows stores itself.

The next image is the key to the issue resolution:

The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A)

On your server Under ‘C:\\Windows\\System32\\Inetsrv’ and you\”ll find folder called \”History\” folder. Hopefully inside you will recent backups of the Metabase.XML and MBSchema.XML files. Before continuing with the next steps make sure you have backups of the existing Metabase.xml and MBSchema.xml from C:\\Windows\\System32\\Inetsrv first!

The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A)

The next step will be to rename the most recent Metabase.XML file, and then the most recent MBSchema.XML file. Copy and paste each of these to the ‘C:\\Windows\\System32\\Inetsrv’ folder (one folder up).

The last step is to reset the IIS service so go click on ‘Start -> Run ->’ type there ‘cmd ‘ and then ‘IISRESET’ in the command prompt.

It worked for me, and I hope it will work for you to resolve this error: The IIS Admin Service service terminated with service-specific error 2149648394 (0x8021080A).

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Anthony Gee About the Author: Anthony G. is an IT specialist with more than 9 years of solid working experience in the Web Hosting industry. Currently works as server support administrator, involved in consultative discussions about Web Hosting and server administration. One of the first writers in the Onlinehowto.net website, now writing for Free Tutorials community - he is publishing tutorials and articles for the wide public, as well as specific technical solutions.

Comments (13)

  1. Gueromed says:

    Exactly the same issue with DSKCHK. Thank you Tonny!!

  2. Tony: BIG Thanks for such a helpful document. I got my FTP site up and running ten minutes after reading this document

  3. JDog says:

    Works great, thanks a million.

  4. Evan says:

    Excellent help. I had an IIS 6.0 box completely go screwy and I couldn’t figure out why it looked like IIS was uninstalled, all my sites were gone. Restoring the XMLs from the history/backup folder helped wonders. Backup and running in minutes.

    Bravo!

  5. Adam Yax says:

    Thank you so much for this write-up, it got us up and running again in under an hour. Couldn’t have done it without your detailed description. We were off in technet working on MS solutions for this and they were way out there, reinstall IIS etc. Glad we dug deeper because a quick file restore and we were good. Thanks again.

  6. Steve says:

    Nice one.
    Sorted my issue out quickly.

  7. Dennis says:

    Thank you so much!

  8. Manish says:

    Thanks !! its Works !! Great !!

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  11. fernando says:

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  12. Stijn says:

    Hi everyone,

    I solved the issue by checking the C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv Metabase.XML and MBSchema.XML files.

    I noticed that the Metabase.XML was modified when I restarted my computer so I just replaced the Metabase.XML (naming the current one Metabase-old first) with the file of my backup and the issue was solved.

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