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DOC: AppOopRecoverLimit Range Wrong in IISHelp

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This article was previously published under Q280812

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According to IISHelp (http://localhost/iishelp):
The AppOopRecoverLimit metabase property specifies the maximum number of times an out-of-process application will be restarted after a failure. The server will not service requests from components that have exceeded this limit.
This article describes an error in IISHelp concerning the range of acceptable values for AppOopRecoverLimit.

NOTE: This property does not apply to in-process applications or extensions.

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According to IISHelp, the range for AppOopRecoverLimit is 1 to 5. But in fact the actual range is 1 to 0xffffffff.

You can use Adsutil.vbs to set the range for AppOopRecoverLimit at the site level or the virtual directory level. The following example demonstrates how to use ADSUtil.vbs to set the AppOopRecoverLimit value to "10":
cscript.exe C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/1/AppOopRecoverLimit "10"

cscript.exe C:\Inetpub\AdminScripts\adsutil.vbs set w3svc/1/root/virtualdirectory/AppOopRecoverLimit "10"
AppOopRecoverLimit has the metabase identifier MD_APP_OOP_RECOVER_LIMIT.

For more information, see IISHelp (http://localhost/iishelp).

For more information on using ADUtil.vbs and the IIS metabase, see the "References" section of this article.

NOTE: Although you may want to increase AppOopRecoverLimit while troubleshooting, when the problem has been resolved it is in your best interest to return this to the default value of "5".

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For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
240941  An Introduction to the IIS Metabase

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Keywords: kbbug, kbdocerr, KB280812

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Article Info
Article ID : 280812
Revision : 4
Created on : 11/21/2006
Published on : 11/21/2006
Exists online : False
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