Could not start the world wide web publishing service on local computer error 1717: the interface is unknown

When I try to restart services like “FTP Publishing” and “World Wide Web Publishing”, it keeps on pop up this annoying message, “could not start the world wide web publishing service on local computer error 1717: the interface is unknown”

Finally, I realized that this is due to Event Log has been disabled. Once I changed it back to “Automatic” and started it, I can start back “FTP Publishing” service and “World Wide Web Publishing” service now.

5 thoughts on “Could not start the world wide web publishing service on local computer error 1717: the interface is unknown

  • dependent on “Event log” service too, check if that one is started too.
    Then start “world wide web publishing”

  • if Event Log service disable, we can not start wold wide web service, and there for can not start iis service.
    thanks for all

  • follow these steps

    1. Click Start, click Run, type services.msc, and then click OK.
    2. Right-click Event Log, and then click Properties.
    3. In the Startup type box, click Automatic, click Apply, and then click OK.
    4. Click Start, wait for the progress bar to complete, and then click OK.
    5. Right-click Task Scheduler, and then click Properties.
    6. In the Startup type box, verify that the startup type is set to Automatic.
    7. Click Apply, and then click OK.
    8. Click Start, wait for the progress bar to complete, and then click OK.
    9. Exit the Services snap-in.

    then start World wide web service and the start iis from iis manager, and pause world wide web otherwise ur net connection may not work properly

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