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HTTP Error 503 while opening the Management console


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Unable to access the Symantec Management Platform (SMP) Console.

HTTP Error 503 while opening the SMP console. 

Noticed below error while opening IIS manager:


applicationHost.config ( C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config\ ) is corrupted and shows file size 0 KB.



  • Navigate to "C:\inetpub\history" directory. You will find the history of all the applicationHost.config files in this directory.
  • Use one of the latest applicationHost.config file from this directory that you know is not corrupted. 
  • You need to copy this applicationHost.config file and paste it into the "C:\Windows\system32\inetsrv\config" directory to replace the corrupted file.
  • Restart the IIS service.

Note: Sometimes, IIS service doesn't start if the applicationHost.config files gets corrupted and it gives the above error while accessing smp websites and application pool.