AppPool Immediately Stops when Launch an APP (Service UnAvailable) in SharePoint 2013

Sathish Nadarajan
Solution Architect
October 22, 2015
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Most of the SharePoint APP Developers would have come across this scenario. Our APP Pool stops abruptly for no reason.


When we launch an APP from our SharePoint Site, the corresponding APP Pool will be stopped and on the Screen we will get the “Service UnAvailable” exception.


1. Check whether the AppPool Identity has the access to the Content DB. Because, sometimes, what happens, if it does not have access, this will lock the account and locked account will abruptly without any intimation, stops the AppPool.

2. Check for the McCafe installation. Refer to this Link.

Quote from the above Link.

1. Click Start, Run, type explorer and click OK.

2. Navigate to: %windir%\system32\inetsrv\config

3. Open the file applicationHost.config as Administrator for editing in Notepad.

4. Edit the <globalModules> section and remove the following line:

<add name="MfeEngine" image="%windir%\System32\inetsrv\HipIISEngineStub.dll" />

5. Edit the <modules> section and remove the following line:

<add name="MfeEngine" />

6. After you have finished editing the applicationHost.config file, save the file, then restart the IIS server using iisreset or by restarting the system.

3. The third easiest solution would be, delete the AppPool. Create a new AppPool and map your applications to the newer one. That is going to be the easiest solution.




Happy Coding,

Sathish Nadarajan.

Category : IIS, SharePoint

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Sathish Nadarajan
Solution Architect
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Sathish is a Microsoft MVP for SharePoint (Office Servers and Services) having 13+ years of experience in Microsoft Technologies. He holds a Masters Degree in Computer Aided Design and Business more

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