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02 November 2017 @ 02:57 pm
Windows 10 update screwup  
Microsoft released "Windows Fall Creators Update" for Windows 10 about couple of weeks ago.
I did not notice anything good about that update, but it screwed up my Web development environment: web sites on localhost stopped working.

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http://localhost/
Service Unavailable

HTTP Error 503. The service is unavailable.
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From Windows Application log
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The worker process for application pool 'DefaultAppPool' encountered an error 'Cannot read configuration file
' trying to read configuration data from file '\\?\', line number '0'. The data field contains the error code.
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Fortunately the problem was so massive and so bad, that the solution was published pretty quickly:
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https://superuser.com/questions/1260805/iis-10-cannot-read-empty-configuration-file/1260830
The issue is related to the temporary symbolic links created for the application pools by IIS/WAS being messed up during the Windows Update process for installing Fall Creators Update.
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Originally posted at: https://dennisgorelik.dreamwidth.org/142074.html
 
 
 
cranequiniercranequinier on November 2nd, 2017 07:37 pm (UTC)
> I did not notice anything good about that update

WOW. Embedded Ubuntu?
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 2nd, 2017 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ubuntu under Windows 10
Thanks - I did not know that.
But I still need to install Ubuntu:
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-how-to-upgrade-to-run-ubuntu-16-04-on-windows/

Are you now running services under Ubuntu instead of Windows directly?
Do you think it would make sense to run ElasticSearch under Ubuntu now?
cranequiniercranequinier on November 2nd, 2017 08:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
> But I still need to install Ubuntu:
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/windows-10-how-to-upgrade-to-run-ubuntu-16-04-on-windows/

Most of it is old story. Now you just add Ubuntu from Windows appstore.

> Are you now running services under Ubuntu instead of Windows directly?
Do you think it would make sense to run ElasticSearch under Ubuntu now?

I am using Linux servers so WSL for me ia s client side toy. Nice alternative to putty.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 2nd, 2017 08:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
> Most of it is old story.

Good to know that.
I was a little bit confused by the differences between that video and actual behavior.
But I still had to reboot Windows 10 twice in order to install Ubuntu -- so the video was right about it.

> Now you just add Ubuntu from Windows appstore.

Why do you think Microsoft made it that complex?
They could just install Ubuntu. Or, considering that only ~1% of users would appreciate Ubuntu on Windows -- do installation with a single command or a single checkbox on "Turn Windows features on or off" screen.
2 reboots + Windows appstore seems a little bit excessive.

> Nice alternative to putty.

How is Ubuntu better than Putty (as a Linux client)?
cranequiniercranequinier on November 2nd, 2017 08:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
>> Now you just add Ubuntu from Windows appstore.
>Why do you think Microsoft made it that complex?

Because there are 3+ Linuxes available now and more are coming. It's an external product.

>> Nice alternative to putty.
>How is Ubuntu better than Putty (as a Linux client)?

Short answer it is worse. It is a nice toy, not a useful tool. However I can imagine situations which will require local Linux command line tools. Theoretically.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 2nd, 2017 09:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
So we are back to my original statement: "I did not notice anything good about that update".
Just a useless toy... or toys, considering that Microsoft added other useless toys to this update (such as "People button").
cranequiniercranequinier on November 2nd, 2017 10:16 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
> Just a useless toy...

99.9% of everything we are producing are useless toys - we can't eat it or f$ck it. However cars, rockets and Linuxes are making our life nicer.
Dennis Gorelikdennisgorelik on November 2nd, 2017 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Ubuntu under Windows 10
I do not agree.
Most toys in our life are useful. We usually are learning something important from them. For example, I know why journaling and socializing online is useful (while fun).
But I do not see yet what I can learn from that Ubuntu up under Windows 10.